Welcome to ABeL!

We are Team Leonard and our project is ABeL, the Automated Belt Loader System. Our goal is to design an autonomous belt loading system for airport luggage handlers on the tarmac.

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Welcome to ABeL!

We are Team Leonard and our project is ABeL, the Automated Belt Loader System. Our goal is to design an autonomous belt loading system for airport luggage handlers on the tarmac.

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Stay Updated with ABeL!

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Meet the Team!

Comprised of three senior students from the Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, ABeL will be designed using skills aquired from course work, as well as external resources.

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About ABeL

Anyone who has travelled via plane has noticed the extremely inefficent possibly damaging manner in which bags are handled in an airport. If a luggage handler is behind in unloading the luggage he/she must manually stop the belt, proceed to unload the luggage, and once caught up manually flip the switch to start the belt again. If a luggage handler were attempting to load/unload the plane as fast as possible he/she may be inclined to mishandle the traveler's luggage, potentially causing damage to their property. Our proposed system will eliminate both these situations, resulting in a more efficient way to load/unload luggage from airplanes.

News & Updates

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2.3.2012: Updated State Charts
After discussion during MDR with our evaluators we have decided to break our state diagram up. It is now 2...

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12.10.2011: New Website
Our new website is up and running. It should prove to be easier to navigate, as well as all around awesome...