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Maritime flight trials of the Southampton University laser sintered aircraft–Project Albatross

  • A. Keane (a1), J. Scanlan (a1), A. Lock (a1), M. Ferraro (a1), P. Spillane (a2) and J. Breen (a3)...

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As part of the ongoing development of small unmanned air systems by the University of Southampton, an all laser sintered aircraft has been test flown from the Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Protector to assist with navigating through the Antarctic. These flights were carried out with pre-planned autopilot control with oversight from Andrew Lock, acting as the pilot embarked on HMS Protector. This is the first time the Royal Navy has used unmanned aerial vehicles in this part of the world. In this paper, we set out the trial reports and lessons learnt from this series of test flights.

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Maritime flight trials of the Southampton University laser sintered aircraft–Project Albatross

  • A. Keane (a1), J. Scanlan (a1), A. Lock (a1), M. Ferraro (a1), P. Spillane (a2) and J. Breen (a3)...

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