Gallery: DARPA Unveils Speedy Solar-Powered Smart Blimp

 

The military often gets to check out exciting green technology before the general public. Case in point: DARPA‘s new smart blimp, an automated, unmanned airship featuring an advanced radar system, solar cells, and a fuel cell to store energy at night. Dubbed The Integrated Sensor Is the Structure (ISIS), the helium-filled blimp takes advantage of its radar system to offer up high-resolution images of battlefield scenes.

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  1. fleatrader June 25, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Nice, thanks for the heads up, frogstar.

  2. frogstar April 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    There is a group that has already started work on a similar project for transportation at high speeds. Check out:
    http://www.solarairship.net
    It looks like they already have a flying prototype

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