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Sanswire Files Provisional Patent on New Airship Design
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Kennedy Space Center, FL -- Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR), a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, announced today that it has filed a provisional patent application in the United States for a new airship design. The technology was developed for Sanswire under contract by Eastcor Engineering, a US Department of Defense prime contractor, specializing in high technology engineering products and services. Sanswire filed the provisional patent to ensure protection of its intellectual property and position itself to unveil and demonstrate the Company's technology.
The provisional patent application is for an unmanned, autonomous airship with automated control for individual modules for improved flight stability and aerodynamic control. The design features the ability to control the rigidity between each module and the ability to pivot. The modules are operated by microcontrollers based on aerodynamic requirements. The airship's altitude, overall response and handling characteristics and flight control utilizes a system of ballonets contained within each individual module, thereby creating a dynamically adjustable airship. The Company's provisional patent application and proprietary stabilization system and airship result from many years of research and testing by the Company of various lighter-than-air (LTA) airship designs, certain of which technologies have been in operation for over a century.
Sanswire Chairman Michael K. Clark stated, "The filing of our initial provisional patent application positions Sanswire to protect the technological advantages of our airships over other UAV designs, and allows the Company to commercialize and expand our product offerings based on this technology."
Sanswire CEO Glenn Estrella added, "We intend to continue to build our portfolio of intellectual property as we advance the development and commercialization of our LTA unmanned airship program and demonstrate our technology and products to potential customers."
About Sanswire Corp.
Sanswire Corp. (OTCBB: SNSR) is a developer of autonomous, lighter-than-air UAVs capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent security solutions at low, mid, and high altitudes. Sanswire's airships are designed for use by government-related and commercial entities that require real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support for military, homeland defense, border and maritime missions.
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding whether or not a patent will issue from the provisional application, the capabilities and advantages of the Company's technology and products, the outcome of any development efforts and/or testing of the Company's products, the ability of the Company to protect its intellectual property or develop and expand its product line, the Company's ability to execute its business plan, achieve commercial success or growth in its business, or accomplish its strategic goals, or the Company's efforts to resolve historic issues or settle any pending or threatened litigation. The words "forecast," "project," "intend," "expect," "should," "would," and similar expressions and all statements, which are not historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, any of which could cause the Company's previously reported actual results, performance (finance or operating) to change or differ from future results, performance (financing and operating) or achievements, including those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no, and hereby disclaims any, obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
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