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Miniature Aerial vehicles:
Packaging & Logistics

Field assembley of the Dragoneye mini UAV< While packaging of conventional UAV systems is a secondary logistical consideration, the packaging, assembly and reconditioning of a MAV is an critical aspect for efficient use by the field troops. Several approaches considered for such systems are assembling the aerial vehicle by hand, prior to a mission, firing the drone from a canister, like a missile, or deploying a UAV from a storage/launch cassette. Each of these concepts should enable compact carriage of the entire system in a backpack (drone, ground station and data-links), quick and simple assembly, automatic per-flight testing, and sensor calibration. Systems should also be designed for easy and simple interchanging of structural assemblies, to enable simple and rapid reconditioning of aerial vehicles at the field level.

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