Proceedings PaperVery Large Stationary Aerial Platforms
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This paper presents some of the design, construction, and operational issues associated with using airships (dirigibles or Zeppelins) as very large stationary platforms positioned at high altitudes. Innovative construction techniques and the application of robotics to those techniques offer the potential of cost reductions sufficient to make the concept economically feasible. Some of the operational concepts could also be adapted to small Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs) or semi-autonomous vehicles.