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Miniature Aerial vehicles
Design considerations

< Currently available MAV are larger than DARPA's target platforms, but are already backpackable and operated by a single soldier or a team of two. It is designed to be fully autonomous and require no special expertise or support at the operational level, at the platoon or battalion. The small drones are built to survive harsh conditions, operate in difficult weather conditions and communicate with their ground systems without the use of sophisticated directional links. The small dimensions dictate the use of lightweight sensors and payloads, based on miniature day or night cameras as well as uncooled infrared systems. Datalinks are maintained as simple systems, as the requirement is for short range operation (10km) directly over the combat area, where enemy electronic countermeasures are not expected.

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