Unmaned aerial vehicle


An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy: either under remote control by a human operator or autonomously by onboard computers. UAV originated mostly in military applications, their use is rapidly expanding to commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and other applications, such as policing, peacekeeping, and surveillance, product deliveries, aerial photography, agriculture, smuggling, and drone racing.

The challenge right now is how to extend its flying range, composites with PMI foam as the sandwich structural core can dramatically reduce the weight of the UAV and offer excellent mechanical properties.