Anduril Industries has been granted a patent for an innovative method and system for deploying wings of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The technology involves monitoring pre-set conditions post-launch and activating a gearbox to transition the wings from a stowed position to a deployed position for improved roll control. GlobalData’s report on Anduril Industries gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Anduril Industries, UAV propulsion systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Anduril Industries's grant share as of January 2024 was 27%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method of deploying uav wings using gearbox after launch

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Anduril Industries Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11884388B2) discloses a method for deploying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that involves detecting specific conditions post-launch and deploying the UAV's wings accordingly. The method includes activating a gearbox to transition the wings from a stowed position against the fuselage to a deployed position in response to predetermined conditions such as velocity, acceleration, and leveling associated with the UAV after launch.

Furthermore, the method involves adjusting the wing sweep angle, extending outer sections of the wings, and deploying additional flight components like a telescoping boom or stabilizers based on meeting certain conditions. The patent also covers maintaining roll control of the UAV during the wing deployment process and adjusting the wingspan in multiple arrangements. By incorporating features like transitioning between different wing arrangements and activating control surfaces for roll control, the method aims to enhance the operational capabilities and flight performance of the UAV in various scenarios.

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