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Very Large Stationary Aerial Platforms
Author(s): Ray S. Leonard
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1984
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943851
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Ray S. Leonard, The BDM Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0493:
Optical Platforms
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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