Recent Development and Test of Inflatable Wings

  title={Recent Development and Test of Inflatable Wings},
  author={David P. Cadogan and Stephen E. Scarborough and Dan Gleeson and Anshu Dixit and Jamey D. Jacob and Andrew E. Simpson},
In recent years the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security have had a desire to tightly pack small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in order to allow them to be launched via gun, by hand, or air dropped for reconnaissance or munitions delivery. Inflatable components enable compact packaging and rapid deployment on the ground or in flight, while minimizing system mass and complexity. Inflatable structures also provide UAVs with a significant amount of robustness as they can sustain hard… CONTINUE READING