Small unmanned aerial systems already play a significant role in search and rescue missions today, and their scope of application is constantly growing.
Innovative hybrid configurations are particularly interesting. These are pusher-driven fixed-wing aircraft that can also perform vertical take-offs and landings thanks to four additional lift rotors. With the background of the FSR's research in the areas of fault-tolerant control algorithms and methods for evaluating the energy efficiency of aircraft, two airworthy aircraft have been developed and built.
Based on the research successes so far, flight tests are to be planned and implemented for both UAS with already developed modifications.