08448898 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 25 patents.

Methods and apparatus for unmanned long endurance flights are provided herein. In some embodiments, a lightweight solar wing for unmanned aircraft may include at least one airfoil profile, a top surface, a bottom surface, a leading edge, a trailing edge, wing tips, and at least one photovoltaic cell, wherein the surfaces and edges follow an arched bow shape across a span of the wing. In some embodiments, an unmanned solar-powered aircraft may include at least one lightweight solar wing as described above, at least one fuselage, and at least one propeller, wherein the fuselage is placed below the solar wing and contains an electric motor, battery, and electronics.

Title
Autonomous solar aircraft
Application Number
13/460146
Publication Number
8448898 (B1)
Application Date
April 30, 2012
Publication Date
May 28, 2013
Inventor
Allan J Bruce
Scotch Plains
NJ, US
Michael Cyrus
Summit
NJ, US
Sergey V Frolov
New Providence
NJ, US
Agent
Alan Taboada
Moser Taboada
Assignee
Sunlight Photonics
NJ, US
IPC
B64D 27/00
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