Coast Guard Research & Development Center Conduct Autonomous Recovery of Unmanned Aircraft System
Posted by Shawn Eggert, Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Coast Guard personnel from the Research and Development Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration continued their work aboard the icebreaker CGC Healy July 9 with the launch of a Puma unmanned aerial system. UAS are being tested by the Coast Guard for use in a wide range of Arctic missions!
Personnel from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program office launch an AeroVironment Puma All-Environment unmanned aerial system July 9 to conduct ice ridge mapping and marine mammal surveying from Coast Guard Cutter Healy. A team of scientists from the RDC are collaborating with multiple government agencies, academia, and private industry to evaluate multiple technologies and their potential use in the Arctic. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency photo provided by Ryan Fitzler.
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and partners accomplished the service’s first autonomous net capture of an unmanned aerial system on board Coast Guard Cutter Healy July 9, 2015. The Coast Guard is evaluating methods to recover UAS that could be employed on platforms that are not equipped with flight decks. AeroVironment photo provided by John Ferguson.
Tags: Arctic, Healy, NOAA, RDC, science, UAS