FLA – for quick reconnaissance drone premises




A very interesting project took the famous agency DARPA. It launched a program Fast Lightweight Autonomy. Or short – FLA.
FLA — дрон для быстрой разведки помещений

They want to eventually get the US military? A new class of unmanned vehicles. The ability to quickly and effectively maneuver in a confined space.

And without the help of man, and not worse, than do birds.

Now UAV extremely good when it comes to an open area. But most of the drones are not able to fly into the house or the mall to conduct reconnaissance. Who know how this decision – an extremely cumbersome and slow. Vulnerable. Requiring the operator’s command.
FLA — дрон для быстрой разведки помещений

Fast Lightweight Autonomy addresses the shortcomings. Aircraft will be able to penetrate into the building through a window and move inside at high speed – about 20 m / sec.

Moreover, various obstacles will not be a threat – the machine will be their own envelopes. Analyzing the situation and choosing the best route in the maze of stairs, rooms and debris.

It is noteworthy that the technology will do without GPS, reference marks and manual adjustment of the way. Algorithm movement specialists DARPA «borrow” from the goshawk.

These winged predators can easily cross the dense forests. Experts “teach» FLA to do likewise.

DARPA Taking in

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