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Aerial canopy sensor delivery system (ACSDS) for lightweight payload deployment applications
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Paper Abstract

The Aerial Canopy Sensor Delivery System (ACSDS) has been developed to meet the requirement of deep penetration and rapid, covert emplacement of persistent sensors and communications devices. The ACSDS allows deployment of small expendable packages (approx 4" diameter, up to 12" length, 3 pound payload), especially in areas that are otherwise impossible to reach or present unacceptable risk to the warfighter. Tests of the photovoltaic power generation, and rotochute air deceleration design have been accomplished. System power meets the design goal for average energy over a week. Flight tests show that the system is capable of controlled descent from a moving aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.626257
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Seibert Murphy, Progeny Systems Corp. (United States)
Michael Mullen, Progeny Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5796:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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