Long Endurance Flight Schemes for UAVs

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NND04AA49C
Agency Tracking Number:
035752
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A7.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KALSCOTT ENGINEERING, INC.
3266 S.W. Timberlake Ln., Topeka, KS, 66614-0000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
108339966
Principal Investigator:
Tom Sherwood
Principal Investigator
(785) 856-3222
tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Business Contact:
Tom Sherwood
Business Official
(785) 856-3222
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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