Patent Number: 8,573,529

Title: Standoff detection of motion and concealed unexploded ordnance (UXO)

Abstract: A surveillance system includes a multi-propeller aircraft having a main propeller and a plurality of wing unit propellers; a housing that houses the main propeller and the wing unit propellers; an ultra-wideband (UWB) radar imaging system; a control system for controlling flight of the multi-propeller aircraft from a remote location; and a telemetry system for providing information from the ultra-wideband (UWB) radar imaging system to the remote location. A method includes: remotely controlling flight of the aircraft using a main propeller and a plurality of wing unit propellers with airflow from the main propeller to the wing unit propellers for lift and propulsion; operating an ultra-wideband (UWB) radar imaging system from the aircraft; and transmitting information from the UWB radar imaging system to a display at a location remote from the aircraft.

Inventors: Mohamadi; Farrokh (Irvine, CA)

Assignee: Mohamadi; Farrokh

International Classification: B64C 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017