Accession Number:

ADA526056

Title:

New Concepts and Perspectives on Micro-Rotorcraft and Small Autonomous Rotary-Wing Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA ROTORCRAFT DIVISION

Report Date:

2002-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This paper summarizes ongoing work concerning micro-rotorcraft MRC--i.e., rotary-wing micro air vehicles MAV-- research and development. Technology trends involving microelectronic miniaturization, vehicle autonomy systems, electric propulsion and power electronics are contributing to an ongoing revolution in MAV and MRC aerial vehicle concepts and applications. New vehicle configurations are being developed, as well as old concepts being reassessed, for MAV and MRC vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE