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Title:
GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT FOR A HIGH ALTITUDE LONG ENDURANCE AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/011045
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Systems, devices, and methods for a ground support system (100) for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including: at least one handling fixture (130), where each handling fixture (103) is configured to support at least one wing panel (107) of the UAV (101); and at least one dolly (150), where each dolly is configured to receive at least one landing pod (113) of the UAV, and where each landing pod supports at least one wing panel of the UAV; where the at least one handling fixture and the at least one dolly are configured to move and rotate two or more wing panels to align the two or more wing panels with each other for assembly of the UAV; and where the at least one dolly (150) further allows for transportation of the UAV (101) over uneven terrain.

Inventors:
MILLSPAUGH TOM (US)
Application Number:
US2020/029647
Publication Date:
April 01, 2021
Filing Date:
April 23, 2020
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Assignee:
AEROVIRONMENT INC (US)
International Classes:
B64F5/50; B23P19/10; B23Q1/26; B23Q3/06; B60D1/01; B60D1/28; B60P3/40; B60P7/12; B61D3/16; B62B3/02; B62B3/04; B64C1/12; B64C1/26; B64C39/02; B64F1/00; B64F1/22; B64F1/32; B64F5/10; B65D85/68; B66F7/08; B66F7/16; B66F7/22; B66F9/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
YEDIDSION, Pejman et al. (P.C.11601 Wilshire Blvd. Fifth Floo, Los Angeles CA, US)
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