Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)
Center for Innovation and Engineering
International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems
Within current combat environments, there is a demand for rapid and extremely precise re-supply missions. Typical combat airdrops require long periods of planning and can produce a large signature in an operating environment which relies on stealth for various mission sets. Team Hermes, made up of four members from the West Point graduating class of 2019, offers a new re-supply method to answer this demand. The design will allow for the delivery of a quadcopter carrying 1.5 pounds of cargo within a 5-meter radius of an impact point on the ground.
S. W. Jackson et al., "Autonomous Airborne Multi-Rotor UAS Delivery System," 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Athens, Greece, 2020, pp. 702-708, doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS48674.2020.9214011