UAV Corp (UMAV) subsidiary, Research in Flight (RIF), and Auburn University receives 1St phase of Air Force AWERX contract for an Electric Extended Range Airship with Modular Payload (e2RAMP)
March 02, 2021 at 08:05 AM EST
Port St. Joe-Wewahitchka, Florida and Auburn, Alabama, March 2, 2021 – OTC PR WIRE – UAV Corp’s (OTC Pink: UMAV) Skyborne Technology (STI), Research in Flight (RIF) as Prime contractor and Auburn University have teamed up to explore the potential of STI’s aerial transport platform for civilian and military support missions. With support of AWERX, a United States Air Force program, the three partners have recently launched Phase I leveraging NASA software for the design of a sub-scale flying prototype. This prototype will serve as a platform for testing and data collection in preparation for a proposed full-scale vehicle with expansive logistics and support applications. Insights gained from the tests will allow computer-simulated scenario modeling to assess the STI DATT tether-airship platform for various applications.
“STI’s platforms are designed for versatility as both an airship and an aerostat (DATT System), according to Skyborne’s CEO Mr. Michael Lawson, which enables maximum versatility for support and rescue missions.” STI’s newest platform under development will be electrically powered with vertical take-off and landing capabilities for unrestricted access, intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance in difficult terrain.”
“These contracts are the beginning of what expect to be long term relationships that have developed thru our many years of UAV and Airship technology research that we believe will benefit both our shareholders and regional communities,” stated William Robinson, Chairman of UAV Corp.
The “STI” DATT platform is to offer the ultimate versatility of aerial transport and support at affordable costs. Insights gained during phase I allow the team to adapt the STI’s DATT platform to specific requirements during future phases. “We are very excited at the prospect of applying our lab’s tools and capabilities to the analysis of STI’s novel and very versatile air vehicle concept.” says Dr. Imon Chakraborty, the project lead faculty at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University. The Phase I project runs for six months and flight tests are anticipated to take place during summer 2021.
About Research in Flight
The company was established with the aim of developing new aerodynamic and hydrodynamic analysis tools for aerospace engineering applications. The nucleus of this startup is the FlightStream® umerical flow solver that allows for rapid analysis of flow results over advanced geometries. The FlightStream® solver is versatile and foundational in its ability to work with unstructured surface meshes and have solver run times of only seconds.
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About Auburn University
The Vehicle Systems, Dynamics, and Design Laboratory (VSDDL), part of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University, focuses on sizing, performance analysis, and flight simulation of novel aircraft concepts. The lab has developed a vehicle sizing and mission analysis framework applicable to fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and buoyant vehicles as well as multiple cockpit flight simulators for performing piloted simulations of novel aircraft and flight control architectures.
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About UAV Corp
UAV Corp (UMAV) is a Research and Development holding company with a focus on Communication Aerospace and Environmental Solutions. Researchers at UAV Corp are actively engaged in solving transformative problems for the government and commercial clients. We are working on a wide range of topics including but not limited to advanced communication, Airship and Drone Technology and low altitude analysis of carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion, new energy processes, biomass conversion, energy efficiency crop and mining management.
About Skyborne Technology, Inc.
Skyborne Technology, Inc. has significant investments in research & development of Intellectual Property and proprietary designs in areas covering semi-rigid and rigid airship design, reverse-ballonet technology, mooring and hybrid propulsion that have competitive advantages for both its Spherical and Cylinder Class tether/airship designs. Skyborne Technology has a manufacturing facility in Wewahitchka, Florida and owns the airport in Port St. Joe, Florida for manned and unmanned operations.
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