AAI’s Aerosonde SUAS Components Contracts Being Awarded!
Volz Servos Control AAI Aerosonde New Contract Awards Posted on May 3, 2012 by The Editor Volz Servos has been contracted by AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems to supply servos for their Aerosonde sUAS to support recent contract awards.
Volz’s DA-15 servos are being utilized on the Aerosonde to actuate the aircraft’s flight control surfaces and engine throttle. The DA-15 servo is a 15mm / 0.59″ wide “micro actuator” with a salt water resistant CNC-machined aluminum case offering a sealant meeting IP67 standards for water/dust intrusion, EMI/RFI shielding and hardened steel gears.
Volz was founded in 1983 and designs and produces servos in Offenbach Germany (just outside of Frankfurt). Volz servos are currently used on several UAS and industrial applications that meet performance, reliability and durability requirements that cannot be met with off the shelf remote control (RC) aircraft servos.
Volz actuator products continue to evolve to meet the most demanding actuator applications. “AAI’s Aerosonde SUAS is full of features and capabilities that make it world class which is evident by the recent contracts they have won with the US Department of Defense”, said Phillipp Volz, Volz’s CEO. “We are excited that AAI is using our servos on this advanced UAS and are looking forward to supporting AAI’s success in their expanding SUAS business”.
Volz Servos is a privately held company that has been designing and producing advanced actuators in Germany since 1983. Volz provides actuators that are used in the aviation, aerospace, robotic, automotive, and medical industries. They are also used in various engineering and university laboratories around the world for fundamental research.