29 December 2004 Honeywell's organic air vehicle chemical-biological sensing platform
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Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) today are mostly used for reconnaissance and sometimes weapons delivery. Remote sensing of chemical-biological (CB) agents is another beneficial use of UAVs. While remote sensing of CB agents can be done by LIDAR spectroscopy, this technology is less spatially precise and less sensitive than actual measurements on a collected sample. One family of UAVs of particularly unique benefit for CB sampling and in-flight analysis is the Honeywell family of Organic Air Vehicles (OAVs). This vehicle with its ability to hover and stare has the unique ability among UAVs to collect and analyze chem-bio samples from a specific location over extended periods of time. Such collections are not possible with other micro-air-vehicles (MAVs) that only operate in fly-by mode. This paper describes some of the Honeywell OAV features that are conducive to CB detection.
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Barry E. Cole, Barry E. Cole, Brian Krafthefer, Brian Krafthefer, Daniel Knee, Daniel Knee, Vaughn M. Fulton, Vaughn M. Fulton, Kristen Law, Kristen Law, } "Honeywell's organic air vehicle chemical-biological sensing platform", Proc. SPIE 5617, Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.569625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.569625

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