SALUS (Stabilizing Aerial Loads Utility System) is an operationally unobtrusive reaction-wheel stabilization assembly suited for harsh environments.

Medical evacuation, search and rescue, and cargo transport missions require that helicopter hoist operations be performed in the face of disadvantageous environmental conditions. Hoisted objects tend to spin while being lifted under a helicopter due to rotor downwash. Spinning is a potentially catastrophic event that leads to evacuee nausea, disorientation, and vertigo, and can be life-threatening.

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  • SALUS V2.1, Fall 2019

  • SALUS V1.3, Summer 2019

  • SALUS V1.2, Spring 2019

  • SALUS V1.1, Fall 2018

  • SALUS Proof of Concept, Summer 2018

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