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Honeywell’s organic air vehicle chemical-biological sensing platform
Author(s): Barry E. Cole; Brian Krafthefer; Daniel Knee; Vaughn M. Fulton; Kristen Law
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) today are mostly used for reconnaissance and sometimes weapons delivery. Remote sensing of chemical-biological (CB) agents is another beneficial use of UAVs. While remote sensing of CB agents can be done by LIDAR spectroscopy, this technology is less spatially precise and less sensitive than actual measurements on a collected sample. One family of UAVs of particularly unique benefit for CB sampling and in-flight analysis is the Honeywell family of Organic Air Vehicles (OAVs). This vehicle with its ability to hover and stare has the unique ability among UAVs to collect and analyze chem-bio samples from a specific location over extended periods of time. Such collections are not possible with other micro-air-vehicles (MAVs) that only operate in fly-by mode. This paper describes some of the Honeywell OAV features that are conducive to CB detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5617, Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.569625
Show Author Affiliations
Barry E. Cole, Honeywell Advanced Technology Lab. (United States)
Brian Krafthefer, Honeywell Advanced Technology Lab. (United States)
Daniel Knee, Honeywell Defense and Space Electronic Systems (United States)
Vaughn M. Fulton, Honeywell Defense and Space Electronic Systems (United States)
Kristen Law, Honeywell Advanced Technology Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5617:
Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence
John C. Carrano; Arturas Zukauskas, Editor(s)

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