Accession Number:

ADA531461

Title:

Assessing the Flight Quality of a Large UAV for Sensors/Ground Robots Aerial Delivery

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATION SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The new goal for unmanned aerial systems will be to find creative methods of keeping the cost low and still maintain effectiveness. This thesis discusses the importance of UAVs over the last few years, suggests the development of a low-cost, large UAV, and evaluates the results. We also examine the idea of a platform for deploying multiple aerial-delivery, parafoil-based systems and discuss scenarios for the improvement of the collaboration of the large UAV with the Snowflake project.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE