Skytote: An Innovative Aircraft with Unique Performance Capabilities
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
The Skytote concept has emerged from a system analysis seeking a remotely/ autonomously controlled air vehicle for transporting materials -- a vehicle system that emphasizes simplicity, economy, and versatility. In one version it is envisioned as a ing less than 250 lbs) that does not require any physical conversion of configuration going from vertical takeoff to high speed cruise and back with a payload exceeding 400 lbs. It is propeller driven, but no cyclic pitch is needed, and, in the most preferred embodiment, the propeller has fixed pitch. With a wing spanning 20 feet or less, it operates even in fog (but not icing conditions) from a ship or a tiny clearing on shore.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Dr. Paul B. Maccready
222 EAST HUNTINGTON DR. Monrovia, CA 91016
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