Drones on demand: US Army reveals system to 3D print craft on the battlefield
A new project will make them 3D soon.
Mini for printing
Drone on demand
Using a computer terminal, the force will be able to design an aircraft and make it through automated processes such as laser cutting and 3D printing.
The researchers said the focused drone could be manufactured within 24 hours, with a total turnaround time of less than three days.
The project was carried out by the US Army Research Laboratory and the Georgian Institute of Technology, which called the method \"the total derivative method of product design\", or adapted, reports Patrick Tucker of Defense One.
A poster by project chief engineer Zacarhy Fisher said that a soldier performing a mission needs to use a computer terminal to quickly design the right [drone.
This design is then manufactured using automated processes such as laser cutting and 3D printing.
\"The solution was sent back to the soldiers and deployed.
The organization published a paper in July 2016, discussing four
Step flow of 3D printing drone.
The soldiers will have to decide the specifications needed for the drone to perform the mission.
The second is to decide which parts are needed-standard and custom parts.
They will then have to determine if these parts are combined, and finally the concept refinement.
Defense One noted that in order to make the project a success, researchers need to \"limit the number of potential construction options for one of the four different tasks a soldier may need,\" Tucker reported.
Three years ago, Georgia Institute of Technology released a separate document identifying these four tasks: surveillance and defense, reconnaissance of the interior of buildings, caves and jungles.
Depending on the mission, soldiers in these areas need different equipment and tools.
In this paper, the researchers explained that their approach was inspired by Lego toys. \'The on-
By analogy with Lego, the method of requirements is explained concisely®They wrote in the journal computer science programs.
Lego toys®Bricks contain many modular parts that can be built into different models depending on the desired results.
The instructions provided help users build different systems from the same set of components.
In February 2016, the Army expedition Warrior Experiment (AEWE) 2017 team selected the US Army Research Laboratory for the project.
Eric spoolo, head of the agency team at the ARL Vehicle Technology Bureau, said in the latest press release early last year that we saw the future trajectory of two advantageous technology areas.
Technology is 3-
D. printing and small unmanned aircraft systems, sometimes referred to as unmanned aircraft.
Spero persuaded the AEWE selection committee that his team needed this technology to assess the progress of their research.
They see the opportunity to combine these two technologies to support small businesses.
Decentralized Decision Unit
Manufacturing in a complex environment, says spoolo.
In the white paper, Spero outlines why this project is relevant to the objectives of the experiment.
The technology supports the driverless team, he wrote.
Small UASs equipped with sensors, such as day or night, still or video, can provide pre-
Identify and identify pre-emptive threats.
\"If the little UASs is built on-
Depending on the needs, soldiers can customize them and provide specific replenishment courses independently through the air.
This technology can also be used to investigate tensions such as weapons of mass destruction, while soldiers can keep a safe distance.
In addition to this, the soldiers who collected forensic data, looked for gaps and controlled obstacles also failed.
The soldier input is used to design the task before the task, or when unforeseen emergency needs arise
Specific Air Solutions.
The software created a computer.
The auxiliary design model of the drone is made of a combination of machines and electrical components.
Not only does this process allow on-
But it will be more flexible and cost-effective.
In addition, new electronic components can be integrated into the system and are easy to manufacture, rather than the institutions having to chase what they need.
The project is part of the ARL Maneuver for Maneuver campaign, one of eight activities that contain core laboratory capabilities.
Our focus, he said, is to gain insight into advanced mobile technologies that will bring greater capabilities to our soldiers.
Mark Valco, director of the technical bureau of vehicles.
\"This project is a great example of our efforts to explore flexible, low cost
Increased cost capacity.
Flexible design optimization, material progress and 3-
Printing or additive manufacturing will make the vision of the future a reality, Valco said.
Although there is still a year before the experiment, the team is still using this time to discuss with other researchers the best way to deliver a working prototype.
All 50 sponsors of selected technologies will participate in several Coordination Working groups during 2016 to complete the pre-
Experimental planning and administrative requirements.
The team will also provide training for soldiers involved in the experiment.
AEWE 2017 will be held on January in Fort Benning, Georgia.