Whether it's equipment or funding, we need sponsors to succeed. Our system is comprised of some of the best technology available, and without corporate sponsors we would not be able to assemble a world-class UAS.
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An up-and-coming entry into the UAS industry, Airware is developing a line of autopilots to suit anything from micro vehicles to multicopters to large UAV's. They feature open-source software, a 1GHz Linux computer built in, and enough interfaces to make integration with nearly any payload easy.
Airware sponsors ARC with their osFlexPilot autopilot and development system.
The North Carolina Space Grant is a member of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, which was established by congress in 1988. It is a consortium of academic institutions that have gathered together to promote, develop, and support aeronautics and space-related science, engineering, and technology education and training in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Space Grant has sponsored ARC with grants as part of the NC Space Grant Higher Education/Team Competition Program for the past two years.
SVS-VISTEK is one of the most innovative German producers of industrial cameras, specialist for tailor-made imaging systems and distributor of professional high-class imaging components.
SVS-VISTEK sponsors ARC with their SVCam-HR Camera.
Blue Force Technologies is a hardware development company within the Research Triangle Park that provides resources for rapid-development engineering and fabrication of advanced composite aerospace structures.
Blue Force Technologies sponsors ARC with production of prototype tooling. On our Fenrir airframe, they CNC machined molds for our nose fairing and engine cowl.
Hivemapper provides a mapping and navigation tool to help UAV fliers plan, explore, and fly safely.
Hivemapper has sponsored ARC with monetary support.
LORD Corporation is a diverse company working to provide adhesive, coating, and motion management products. For nearly 90 years, LORD has served customers in the aerospace, defense, automative, and industrial industries.
LORD Corp sponsors ARC with vibration isolation systems used on our camera gimbal mount. These effectively isolate engine vibration from reaching the camera and negatively affecting picture quality.
The Preiss Company is a privately held student housing owner-operator based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company engages in the acquisition, development, and management of off-campus student housing. It is one of the largest providers of off-campus student housing in USA.
The Preiss Company donated a color laser printer for use in the lab.
Vess Propellers is a popular choice for custom, high-performance propellers for RC applications. Vess Propellers provides propellers that bring unmatched levels of performance as a result of their extensive design and testing.
Vess Propellers sponsors ARC with the propellers used on both our ARCWulf and Fenrir airframes. The Vess 23A on Fenrir provides efficient power with low prop noise, and an excellent balance of low-end thrust for short takeoffs and climbout with efficient cruise performance.
Vess Aero Concepts provides consulting and engineering support for the aerospace industry.
Vess Aero Concepts provided engineering support in the wing design of the Fenrir airframe.
IRC is a provider of high quality commercial infrared imaging systems. IRC caters their systems for scientific, industrial, and military applications. IRC offers cameras across all infrared wavelengths, both from their own IR series, as well as from third-party manufacturers.
IRC provided DRS Tamarisk 320 and 640 IR cameras to ARC for R&D use and exploration of IR camera integration into our payload and mission.
Thunder Power is the manufacturer of the most trusted, highest performance Lithium Polymer battery packs in the RC industry. Offering packs from 25C to 70C continuous discharge rate and with safe charge rates up to 12C, they offer packs to meet any application.
Thunder Power sponsors ARC with the battery packs used to power aircraft payload and control systems.
ViGYAN provides aerospace, mechanical, and electrical engineering services for Government and industry.
ViGYAN has provided ARC with monetary support to aid our competition preparations.
B&E Graphix is a premier maker of custom vinyl graphics for aircraft, both manned and unmanned. With the capability to cut standard vinyl as well as custom printed, air-release laminated graphics, they can make anything you can imagine for your aircraft.
B&E Graphix sponsors ARC with custom graphics package design and creation.
Hobbico supplies RC enthusiasts with any hobbyist RC gear one would need. They are the US distributor for Futaba.
Hobbico sponsors us with pieces of the RC system.
Castle focuses on producing high-quality speed controllers, voltage regulators, and other power electronics.
Castle sponsors us with high-output voltage regulators for use onboard the aircraft.
Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies and services that deliver save, productive, and efficient experiences in the fields of aerospace, automation and control, performance materials, and transportation systems.
Honeywell sponsored ARC with an HMR2350 magnetometer. This interfaces perfectly with the Piccolo autopilot to provide high-fidelity 3D magnetic field data which is used for gyro bias correction and magnetic heading determination.