(U//FOUO) U.S. Navy Cloak Blade Inherently Stealthy Micro-Copter Presentation

The following presentation accompanied a recent demonstration of the Cloak Blade, a micro-copter developed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory under contract from the U.S. Navy.  The Cloak Blade is a “octo-rotor UAV intended to operate at sea to provide ships with pop-up over the horizon situational awareness using first person streaming video. The UAV will investigate contacts of interest at 10-30 nautical miles range with two to four hour mission endurance and a ceiling of more than 3,000 feet. The UAV can be flown by AES-encrypted wireless or autonomous flight controls and can maneuver evasively to avoid small arms fire. The demonstration model is currently equipped with commercial off-the-shelf sensors including Hero HD and Sony 300 digital zoom video cameras providing real time full motion video.”

Cloak Blade: Inherently Stealthy Micro-Copter

  • 29 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • September 19, 2012



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