PTERA flies at Edwards Air Force Base

Area-I delivered a PTERA-Baseline air-frame to NASA Armstrong in October 2014. A year later in October 15, Area-I personnel traveled to Edwards Airforce Base to lead the initial flight tests and train NASA engineers.

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ALTIUS in the News

Area-I's ALTIUS has been featured in several publications now that the project has become public. Follow the links below to learn more: Jane's 18-May-2017 National Defense Magazine May-2017 UAS Vision May-2017 National Defense...

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PTERA Spanwise Adaptive Wing Project Unveiled

Area-I is working with NASA engineers from Armstrong, Langley and Glenn in addition to Boeing on research to investigate the effects of articulating wings on aircraft performance using advanced actuators. PTERA (Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research...

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PTERA on NASA Spinoff and OCT

NASA Spinoff and OCT published an article about the life of PTERA and how the modular airframe can be used meet researcher's needs.  Click Here for a link to the...

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PTERA Phase 2

Area-I has been awarded a Phase 2 contract with NASA for our Prototype-Technology Evaluation and Research Aircraft (PTERA) UAS. Area-I was previously awarded a Phase 1 contract for PTERA that involved prepping the UAS for flight testing and concluded in...

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Area-I in AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems: Mission Critical magazine published an article on MEMs (microelectromechanical) devices used in today’s world. The author highlights MEMs sensors used in unmanned systems, specifically those produced by Xsens. Xsens is a leader in IMU...

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