Hello and welcome to the Pulse Aerospace Tech Journal. Pulse Aerospace is a new company built around providing unmanned system products and services that help our customers acquire airborne sensor data more efficiently and more effectively. We achieve this goal through the use of advanced design, analysis, modelling, and control methods including multidisciplinary optimization, multivariable system identification, and multivariable controller design utilizing advanced h-infinity methodologies.
The main contributors to this blog will be Bill Donovan (myself) and Lance Holly. Lance and I have been working together for over 8 years on unmanned systems ranging from small 10lbs fixed wing systems up to 1,200 lbs, 26 foot wingspan vehicles. We have worked on fixed wing systems, helicopter systems, and some things in between. We’ve operated unmanned systems all around the world including Antarctica and Greenland. I also teach a short course at the University of Kansas on the conceptual design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (http://aeroshortcourses.ku.edu/course.php?aid=12).
The world of unmanned aircraft systems is vast and growing rapidly. It is our belief that in this world of rapid development of multidisciplinary systems, strategic partnerships and open constructive dialogue will be necessary to advance the state of the art to the next levels. In our experiences designing, operating, and training users on unmanned systems, we have fielded a wide variety of questions from people with diverse backgrounds. As the field of UAS grows further into the mainstream, there will be even more users that are new to the technologies involved. It is our goal to provide high-level discussions and links to the resources we find useful in the areas of our expertise.
This is a vast community of people doing some really advanced stuff. The more we share, discuss, and collaborate the more we will be able to advance.