Ballistically-Launched foldable Drone

In this video NASA’s truck-mounted cannon launch foldable drones from a moving vehicle at 50mph.

“The addition of a ballistic launch system imposes a deterministic path for the multirotor to prevent collisions with its environment, as well as increases the multirotor’s range of operation and allows deployment from an unsteady platform.



The system has been fabricated and field tested from a moving vehicle up to 50mph to successfully demonstrate the feasibility of the concept and experimentally validate the design’s aerodynamic stability and deployment reliability.”

Ballistically-Launched foldable Drone

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