What technologies are needed for a micro air vehicle that can perform a wide range of civilian missions in an urban environment? Answering that question is the goal of Honeywell’s Commercial Ducted Unmanned Vehicle (CDUV) research project. CDUV is not a product, but an effort to look at technologies before a market emerges, says Bob Witwer, vice president for advanced technology. Design goals for the commercial UAV were a weight below 2 kg. (4.4 lb.) to fit within anticipated civil airspace ...

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