Drones Change Shape Mid-Flight

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-37830
Published October 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight have been enabled through a fluid-structure interaction tool, which will be able to rapidly optimize the structural configuration for unmanned aerial vehicles while properly accounting for the interaction between air and the structure. The system will be capable of changing shape during flight, thereby optimizing performance of the vehicle through different phases of flight.