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System and method for airborne deployment of object designed for waterborne task

An airborne deployment system and method for deploying an object designed. for a waterborne task. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has an object such as an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) releasably coupled thereto. The UAV is guided to a target site on a body of water in accordance with navigation. rules predicated on navigation capability of the UAV. The UUV Is released from the UAV at a location that is one of in the air and on the water in accordance with release rules predicated on the navigation capability of UAV.
Inventors: 

Ted R. Clem

Tye A. Langston

Rodolfo T. Arrieta

Patent Number: 
US9056679
Patent Issue Date: 
July 16, 2015
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