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Parafoil electronic control unit having wireless connectivity

A method is described that includes performing a), b) and c) below with an electronic control unit of a parafoil: a) after being dropped from an airborne vehicle, wirelessly receiving the parafoil's desired landing location; b) determining a flight path for the parafoil that lands at the desired landing location; and, c) controlling the parafoil's flight path consistently with the determined flight path.
Inventors: 

Eugene Bourakov, Oleg A. Yakimenko

Patent Number: 
US8818581
Patent Issue Date: 
September 26, 2014
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