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October 19th, 2004

Stabilizing MEMS system lifts hovering vehicle’s chances

Abstract:
It can hover. It can spy. Now, if it can only keep quiet. Honeywell International Inc. successfully completed demonstration flight tests in August for an aerial surveillance vehicle designed to scope out places too dangerous for soldiers. Called an organic air vehicle (OAV), the doughnut-shaped aircraft proved it could take off vertically, dart about, hover over a point of interest, redirect itself and land.

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