Case Studies

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AUTONOMOUS LANDING

Recovering Mid-Sized Unmanned Aircraft

The Problem We’re Solving: Autonomous landing has proven to be one of the more difficult aspects of unmanned aviation. There are, of course, many variables involved in landing an aircraft of any kind. In addition, there are potential problems caused by winds, weather, dust, runway incursions and the like. Runway conditions themselves can change; even…

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Snowbird

SNOWBIRD

DOE SBIR Phase I

  The Problem We’re Solving: Scientists need regular access to atmospheric and other data in locations, such as the Arctic, which present overland or seaborne access challenges. UAV’s promise regular and economical access to such areas, but small and medium Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have yet to deliver on that promise due to higher than…

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Test3D

NAVSONDE

NASA SBIR Phase I & Phase II

  BACKGROUND Sampling of atmospheric phenomena is an important component for research and modeling in the climate and atmospheric sciences, and as such, methods for obtaining high resolution atmospheric data have become an increasingly important and relevant engineering challenge. This data has a variety of applications ranging from monitoring climate change to disaster response. The…

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