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Title:
UAV WITH WING-PLATE ASSEMBLIES PROVIDING EFFICIENT VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING CAPABILITY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/123346
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A technique is directed to operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a fuselage defining a flight direction of the UAV and wing-plate assemblies that propel the UAV in the flight direction defined by the fuselage. The technique involves providing, while the flight direction defined by fuselage of the UAV points vertically from a takeoff location on the ground, thrust from propulsion units of the wing plate assemblies to fly the UAV along a vertical takeoff path. The technique further involves maneuvering, after the UAV flies along the vertical takeoff path, the UAV to align the flight direction along a horizontal flight path that is perpendicular to the vertical takeoff path. The technique further involves providing, after the UAV flies along the horizontal flight path, thrust from the propulsion units of the wing-plate assemblies to land the UAV along a vertical landing path.

Inventors:
WILLFORD NEAL H (US)
Application Number:
US2016/065148
Publication Date:
October 12, 2017
Filing Date:
December 06, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AAI CORP (US)
International Classes:
B64C29/02; B64C39/02
Foreign References:
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HUANG, David E. (HUANG & ASSOCIATES LLC,2 Connector Roa, Westborough Massachusetts, US)
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