DARPA is developing a robotic chassis for helicopters - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 September 2015 03:46
Scientists merikanskogo military agency DARPA developing robotic chassis for helicopters. The first experiments have shown that the four "legs" instead of wheels or legs allow helicopters to land safely on uneven surfaces. This will apply even wider helicopters, for example, in mountainous areas and on ships. robotic helicopter chassis for scientists from developing Agency Defense Advanced Research Projects Pentagon (DARPA). The researchers say that this will be possible thanks to the expanded use of these aircraft where the first such opportunity was given to security considerations. Instead wheeled chassis or undercarriage of the stationary poles, which can often be seen in the light helicopters, the inventors offer to install them four movable support, in appearance resembling legs. Each of these "feet" will be powered by its own engine and several sensors. Those will determine how to pull support to the helicopter landed smoothly. This site will be checked for stability. This allows the helicopter to land on an uneven surface, for example, on a hillside or a swinging deck of the ship. The probability of rollover thus be lower by at least five times. The helicopter will also be able to land on the surface having a slope of 20 degrees. In the flight it is the chassis can be folded to reduce damage to the aerodynamics. The project is not yet complete. While developers are experiencing the chassis on a small unmanned helicopter. "The equipment installed on an unmanned helicopter that is not exposed to other alterations, has successfully demonstrated the possibility of landing and take-off from the surface to which it would be impossible to work with standard chassis" - said the DARPA program manager Ashish bug.