CenTauri Solutions’ UAV-based system to protect against IEDs

  • 14-Oct-2009 01:33 EDT

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded CenTauri Solutions LLC a contract to conduct a demonstration of the operational feasibility and military effectiveness of integrating an advanced, lightweight, high-definition electro-optical sensor with an unintentional electromagnetic emissions sensor system on an autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing UAV. The project, known as Yellow Jacket, is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and has a total contract value of $11.7 million. The Yellow Jacket solution consists of a helicopter-based UAV that can take off from small patches of ground anywhere in the world and both fly and land fully autonomously. Integrated into the UAV are two sensor systems designed to identify potential threats of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They consist of a high-definition electro-optical sensor and an unintentional electromagnetic emissions sensor.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-12-08
While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2017-01-26
Colorado-based Boom Technology’s “Baby Boom” XB-1 supersonic demonstrator—a one-third scale stepping stone to a supersonic 40-seat passenger airliner—will make its first test flight late-2017. Although currently under construction, the XB-1 is described as “the first independently developed supersonic jet and history’s fastest civil aircraft.”
2017-01-25
The U.S. military recently announced that it has successfully tested a swarm of 103 autonomous Perdix micro-drones over the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, CA. The drones operated as a group to complete four specific missions during the test sortie.
2017-04-27
Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.

Related Items

Book
2008-01-01
Standard
1994-03-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Book
2010-06-01