Clandestine UAV for Precise Deployment of Communication/Sensor Packages
Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP.
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
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AbstractIn its 1999 SBIR solicitation, DARPA requested ideas for a Clandestine UAQ (CUAV) that could covertly deliver small packages in advance of military operations. Aurora Flight Sciences was awarded a Phase I contract in May 2000. During Phase I Aurora has(1) performed a range of trade studies and selected a unique vertical takeoff and landing UAV configuration, (2) developed optical guidance strategies that use
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