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Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility system

Paduano, J. D., Wissler, J. B., Piedmonte, M. D., & Mindell, D. A. (2017). U.S. Patent No. 9,557,742. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/42/dc/94/46e337c04ce7ea/US9557742.pdf


The article is about an invention of an Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility system. The system should be able to communicate and get orders to do certain tasks. It should also be able to navigate and touch down on the right place by using sensors and by following up the given orders. Sometimes the system can get different kinds of orders for the route, like a launch route, an approach route and a flight route. The system should see how high it is flying, see where it is, detect light and it should be able to contact via radio signals with an supervisory control system.