|Medical applications||- Medical|
22 May 2008
The Aerospace Medicine Research Center at the Fisher Institute For Air & Space Strategic Studies in Israel has a program to develop unpiloted med-evacuation aerial vehicles, aka "MedUAV's", with landing-to-evacuation time as short as 45 seconds, according to Gizmodo .
From the project page:
MedUAV is a Hybrid medical re-supply & casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) vertical take off and landing (VTOL) unpiloted aerial vehicle (UAV) for civilian or military urban or sea scenarios and as a recovery capability for incapacitated, wounded or killed personnel suspected of having been exposed to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) hazards. MedUAV is equipped with an electrical motor capable of providing hover lift at zero airspeed, cruise to speeds of up to 150 knots and a cruise ceiling of about 10,000 feet with a useful payload for 4 patient with full gear for endurance of 3 hours. The unmanned platform will also carry a passive and active self-protection system...