Robotic Landing Gear (RLG) featured at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit
The Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Machine Mobility displayed the novel Robotic Landing Gear (RLG) system at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, sponsored by AAAA. The RLG system improves the operational capability of rotorcraft by enabling landings on steeply sloped or rough terrain that a rotorcraft with conventional landing gear would be unable to land upon. The project is currently in its second phase, and the team is developing a RLG system for a 400lb UAV with sponsorship from DARPA and in partnership with Boeing. The professors currently involved are Mark Costello (PI), Claudio Di Leo (co-PI) and Julian Rimoli (co-PI).
Professor Marilyn Smith in Scientific American
Georgia Tech AE professor and GT-AHS academic advisorDr Marilyn Smith, commented on the future of flying cars and self-piloting quad rotors as means of transportation in Scientific American. See the article here. (Scientific American, March 20, 2017)
Professor Daniel Schrage in Vertiflite
Georgia Tech AE Dr Daniel Schrage’s keynote address during the banquet of 7th AHS VTOL UAS Meeting made an impression on the audience. “Why Helicopters Can and Should Fly on Mars” presentation was mentioned in Vertiflite the official publication of AHS International. (Vertiflite, March-April 2017)