Long Endurance Flight Schemes for UAVs

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NND04AA49C
Agency Tracking Number: 035752
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A7.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3266 S.W. Timberlake Ln., Topeka, KS, 66614-0000
DUNS: 108339966
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 856-3222
 tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact
 Tom Sherwood
Title: Business Official
Phone: (785) 856-3222
Email: tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A method for providing endurance enhancement for unmanned aerial vehicles based on atmospheric phenomena is presented. The proposed method allows the UAV to sense certain atmospheric phenomena, and adapt itself to exploit these phenomena. The Phase I effort consists of understanding the physics of such flight, and developing the control laws for enabling the UAV to exploit these atmospheric phenomena. Flight tests are planned for Phase II, where the control laws will be further refined.

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