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					Hood Technology’s Launchers Send UAVs into NOAA’s Domain

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is testing the
UAV that uses Hood Technology’s launchers to become airborne.

Hood River, Oregon, April 03, 2013 -- According to a Robotics Tomorrow
article (http://roboticstomorrow.com/news/2013/03/26/groups-look-to-new-
uas-uses-ponder-privacy-debate/21521) the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is interested in using a range of UAVs
once they can fly in United States airspace, permitted by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA). In the meantime, NOAA is testing two
popular small UAVs, one of which employs Hood Tech’s Superwedge launching
system, or the newer and more powerful Mark 4 launcher. “Whichever
launcher NOAA finally chooses, we will look forward to assuring that the
launches are as flawless as possible”, said Cory Roeseler, Chief Engineer
for Hood Tech Mechanical. “One of our competitive advantages is
launching UAVs that don’t require a runway to become airborne or to
land.”

When in 2002 Hood Tech began producing UAV launchers and innovative
retrieval systems for small UAVs, those innovations enabled the
elimination of runways for launch and retrieval. This freed aircraft for
shipboard use, for deployment in irregular or disrupted landscapes, and
for other difficult locations. Showing their ruggedness and reliability,
Hood Tech launchers have initiated tens of thousands of flights under the
extreme environments of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and aboard ships
in the oceans around the globe.

Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in
1992. In addition to the design and manufacture of launch systems, Hood
Technology:

Provides zip test services for pre-flight safety verification of
experimental aircraft and components.

Owns and maintains a silent wind tunnel for measuring UAV engine and prop
noise in accordance with MILSTD1474.

Develops, tests, and manufactures stabilized imaging systems for a
variety of UAVs

Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, a
diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures.

The Hood Tech web site is:   www.hoodtech.com

Contact:
Cory Roeseler
Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc
Hood River, Oregon
541 387-2255
cory@hoodtech.com
http://www.hoodtech.com

				
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Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is testing the UAV that uses Hood Technology’s launchers to become airborne.