GL-10 program The foremost application for NASA would be for their own GL-10 prototype aircraft. A simulation environment designed to explore and optimize the maneuvering capabilities of a tiltwing vehicle with distributed electric propulsion would quicken the pace of development, advance the development of unique control concepts and facilitate the transition to larger scale vehicles. SCEPTOR program The model and simulation environment can easily be modified to explore the maneuvering capabilities of other concept vehicle using DEP. Similarly control concept learned from this investigation could have direct applications to the SCEPTOR program. Remote Sensing Other applications include the use of tiltwing aircraft is planetary research, primarily in remote sensing applications where the lack of developed airstrips and range requirements make the tiltwing with DEP a good fit.
Agriculture applications include spraying, fertilizing, frost mitigation, crop drying and monitoring. Power line surveying. With the extensive network of the electrical grid across the country the industry would greatly benefit from a vehicle capable of traveling long distances efficiently and being able to hover for close inspection. Package Delivery Numerous companies are developing automated delivery services using rotor type aircraft, currently these have highly restrictive range capabilities. The tiltwing aircraft with DEP can extend the range while maintaining the precision landing capability. This will reduce the number and density of the require distribution centers.