Accession Number:

ADA454813

Title:

Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) "Quadrocopter Garmisch 2005"

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

US ARMY INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER-ATLANTIC LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Braun has developed during the last 6 years a couple of vertical take off and landing Micro Aerial Vehicles MAVs with 3 and 4 rotors. The topic of this report is the Quadrocopter Garmisch 2005, a helicopter designed for the 1st US European MAV Competition at Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany in the year 2005. Quadrocopter Garmisch 2005 is a manually radio controlled 4-rotor-helicopter. Field tests indicated that the MAV concept of Quadrocopter Garmisch can be used for surveillance in close-up area. The big advantage of a manually controlled MAV is its variability during the flight. The pilot can change the flight direction within a second. Visual interpretation of the surrounding by a human being is so far much better than any automatic image processing.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE