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Polarstern

The SUMO UAVs were used from on-board the RV Polarstern by the Finnish Meteorological Institute for scientific research in the Weddell Sea/Antarctica. Short report by the Alfred Wegener Institut (in German).

Polarstern

The SUMO UAVs were used from on-board the RV Polarstern by the Finnish Meteorological Institute for scientific research in the Weddell Sea/Antarctica. Short report by the Alfred Wegener Institut (in German).

Pegasus

John Cassano from the University of Colorado used the SUMOs on the Pegasus runway near the US Station McMurdo in Antarctica.

Youtube: antarctica 20120916 1

Adaptive Control

We tested adaptive control loops that were developed with ENAC and filmed it.

Youtube: UAV with adaptive control: wing drop and engine off on one side

One third of the right wing of a Multiplex Twinstar gets dropped and the right engine is turned off. And the plane keeps flying.

drop_mechanism

The wing was dropped with a special mechanism made of three servos, one pulling and two pushing.