- APART (Aerial Platform for Aircraft Refueling and Transport) is a proof of concept for the docking and recharging of two UASs (Unmanned Aerial systems)
- UAS’s are one of the fastest growing fields in engineering, but never before have two vehicles been docked mid-flight.
- The larger aircraft (mothership) will recharge the smaller aircraft (parasite), effectively extending the flight and potential mission envelope and capability of the entire system.
Berry, Charles; Malagon, Arturo; Sanchez, Jose; Pestana, Jeancarlo; Singh, Omesh; Faal, Jainaba; and Hollahan, Thomas, "APART" (2016). Aerospace, Physics, and Space Science Student Publications. 12.