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Summary: Genii UAS

About WSUUAS and Genii UAS

The mission of Washington State University Unmanned Aerial Systems (WSUUAS) is to build the first university demonstrated Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for long endurance missions utilizing liquid hydrogen as fuel. Genii UAS will have numerous humanitarian applications, as it is ideal for crop, fire, and weather monitoring; search and rescue; and communications. The team will use Genii for UAS research and development.

The Genii test platform was designed to be versatile and to exhibit stable and predicable flight over a variety of conditions. As a prototype and proof of concept, Genii must fly safely and reliably. High altitude capabilities will be implemented in subsequent aircraft.

Utilizing a Horizon H – 1000 fuel cell and a 8.5L liquid hydrogen tank, Genii will have sufficient power loading and endurance to fly safely and take off under fuel cell power alone.

Utilizing extensive experience from the WSU American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) team, Genii’s wing is designed to provide safe stall characteristics without limiting its top speed. Genii incorporates a conventional tail, sized to provide stable flight.

The team is actively seeking sponsor collaboration and Genii has plenty of wing area available for sponsor decals! If interested, please contact us via the information below.

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

PO Box 642920, Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Phone: (509) 335-7711 · Fax: (509) 335-4662

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Genii UAS

Our Sponsors:

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Paul Laufman

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