GPS Formation Flying Blimps 

Faculty Contact Jonathan How

Future plans call for outdoor testing so that we can validate the initialization maneuvers for the Differential Carrier-phase GPS using the less accurate Differential Code Phase measurements.

These pictures were taken in October, 1998 during a test run that was designed to ensure that the current blimps have enough authority to operate outdoors on calm days. 

Check out the new movies showing the blimps flying outside under automatic control using the CDGPS sensing (June 1999)


 


 

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