Raytheon Company, Intelligence and Information Systems
1 June 2011 – 31 August 2011
Total award $45,000
This project will conduct a realistic outdoor flight test demonstration of the autonomous target tracking algorithm developed in the Phase I effort (described below).
The flight vehicle will be the Pegasus fixed-wing Unmanned Air System (UAS) designed, built, and developed by the Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory. Pegasus has a maximum takeoff weight of 60 lbs, a payload weight of 20 lbs, and one hour flight endurance.
All flights will be conducted at the runway complex at the Flight Mechanics Laboratory, Texas A&M; University Riverside Campus.
Working with me on this program are Graduate Research Assistants:
- Kenton Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. student
- Jim May, M.S. student
- Drew Beckett, M.S. student