West Coast UAV is pleased to have completed the Deliverable 2 Technical Report and submitted this to the competition organisers.
This report details the our UAV systems that will be used the complete the mission and our risk management approach.
The team has put in a lot of work to get to this stage. Our key achievements have been:
- Developing and testing a multi-point comms network to allow over-the-horizon communications to our retrieval aircraft,
- Implementing a system to reverse the thrust of our retrieval aircraft so that it can achieve a very steep glide-slope and land within a tight space,
- Tested multiple configurations of aircraft such that the retrieval aircraft can take-off in a short distance, whilst maintaining high-airspeeds and efficient cruise.
You can read our full report WestCoastUAV Deliverable 2 and read our blog at westcoastuav.org