Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System: Western States Fire Missions by Peter W. Merlin
English| 2009 | ISBN: 1478241330, ASIN: B005DUHGTU| 112 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Illustrated in black & white and color photographs. The story of the Ikhana, a remotely piloted vehicle used by NASA researchers to conduct Earth science research and which became an unexpected flying and imaging helper to emergency workers battling California wildfires. In 2006, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., obtained a civil version of the General Atomics MQ-9 unmanned aircraft system and modified it for research purposes.