Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Blood Delivery: A UAV Fleet Design Tool and Case Study
RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States
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Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs are becoming increasingly popular and have many potential applications. This analysis considers autonomous UAVs for medical resupply missions, in particular a blood delivery case study. We develop a design optimization tool that allows users to quickly assess small UAV designs. We believe the framework offered in this report will be most useful to acquisition program officials and Joint medical community stakeholders in understanding the requirements, capabilities, and cost drivers of small UAV delivery systems. Our approach is also readily applicable to other mission types.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Medicine and Medical Research