SENDER, (Self-Navigating Drone Expendable/Recoverable) is a man portable, multipurpose, GPS-Navigating, low-cost airobotic platform that is designed to carry a 2.5 lb. payload 100 nm. SENDER features electric propulsion, advanced digital avionics, lightweight composite structures, and low cost fabrication techniques. This prototype demonstrates the feasibility of small, advanced technology, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to effectively perform many high-value Navy and other military missions.

Sponsors: ONR
Program type: 6.2 Exploratory Development
Years: 1995-1998