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Design of an Ultra-Lightweight Autonomous Solar Airplane for Continuous Flight

The Autonomous Systems Lab of EPFL3 is developing, within the framework of an ESA program, an ultra-lightweight solar autonomous model airplane called Sky-Sailor with embedded navigation and control systems. The main goal of this project is to jointly undertake research on navigation, control of the plane and also work on the design of the structure, the energy generation system. The airplane will be capable of continuous flight over days and nights, which makes it suitable for a wide range of applications.

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