Fast, Agile Aerial Resupply, 430 Lbs Useful Load
VTOL: No Runway Required
DP-14: Key Capabilities
- Useful weight: 430 lbs
- 23 Cubic foot internal cargo area
- No runway or recovery equipment required
- Self-launch and self-recover in unprepared sites
- Extend range: Vary fuel versus payload to optimize range and endurance for each mission
- Fast and agile: Speed up to 105 kts.
- Crosswinds 40 knots
- All-terrain landing gear for uneven ground, slopes to 15 degrees, and heaving pitching rolling ships
- Fits in Sprinter* van or utility trailer
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This system is not ready for production/purchase yet. The DPI DP-14 is a multi-mission autonomous UAV designed for precision aerial resupply. With an advanced tandem design, the DP-14 has remarkable performance within its small footprint. It can carry up to 430 lbs. useful weight over long distances operate in crosswinds up to 40 kts., and fly at speeds up to 105 kts.
- Simple, one-person operation
- Automatic waypoint navigation
- User-defined lost-link protocols
- Detailed aircraft status information
- Transfer control to a remote operator for on-scene control
Internal and External Payload Features
The DP-14 is a modular tandem helicopter, with a wide center of gravity envelope. With the DP-14, you can configure it to optimize your payloads for your specific applications.
Payload - The DP-14 is designed to carry 430 lbs useful load
Operators can increase range by trading payload for fuel.
Autonomous Cargo Drops
A tandem UAV, the DP-14 has a stable hover and can operate in gusting winds to 40 kts. The also has 1 ms autopilot cycling and rapid pitch correction during autonomous cargo offloading. These capabilities allow for precision cargo drops with accuracy better than 3 meters, in real-world flight conditions.
Takeoff, Landing, and Unloading
Take-Off / Lift. The classic tandem design of the DP-14 requires 24% less power than single-rotor helicopters during hover since all power generated is devoted to lift.δ
Small Landing Site Size. The DP-14 has a smaller footprint than today’s comparable resupply UAVs, so its landing site can also be smaller. This enables more options for landing and offloading in challenging terrain.
Autonomous Take-Off / Landing. The DP-14 uses IMU and GPS, not visual cues, for takeoff and landing, and an ultrasonic sensor as a rangefinder to determine the height from the ground during landing. These sensors allow for landing even in brownouts and degraded visual environments (DVE).
Speed: 105 kts
Recommended endurance cruise speed: 70 kts
Crosswinds: 40 kts
Operational temperature range: -12F to 120F (-12C to 50C)
Onboard computer: for autonomous avionics and payload processing
Onboard generator: 4.5 kW, with 3 kW available for payloads
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