Long-Range Solar UAV for Humanitarian Aid

We develop long-range UAVs that can carry small payloads of 4 pounds and fly 200-300 miles without recharging. The aircraft can be assembled on the fly and has a self-destruction mechanism for an emergency landing in hostile areas.

We are collaborating with “Uplift Aeronautics” a team from Stanford University to develop Aleppo-300, long-range solar UAV for humanitarian relief. 

We integrate unmanned aerial systems through innovation and advanced research, spanning from basic STEM education to advanced product realization and commercialization. The research focuses on the long-range fixed-wing solar UAVs and multirotor drones. 

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Arie Nakhmani is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He joined UAB in 2013. Prior to that, he completed his postdoctoral training at Georgia Tech and Boston University. He is an Associate Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the ANRY lab at UAB. He is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed research publications and book chapters on robust control, machine learning, signal and image analysis. He is also an author of "Modern Control: State-Space Analysis and Design Methods" textbook published by McGraw Hill in 2020.

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