Mini airship treasure hunt

  When it comes to take-off boats, the shuttle-shaped aircraft in the cartoon or history books that come to your mind are all behemoths. The airships used for archeology are different. They must be small enough to explore the interior of the building without destroying the ancient building structure. A French research institute has developed a mini airship for archeology.
  This mini airship was originally designed to explore Egypt’s Khufu pyramid. In November 2017, scientists from Japan and France discovered a hollow structure hidden in the Khufu pyramid.
  So what is the use of this hollow structure? What’s in it? Scientists need to explore this, but they are in a dilemma. They can neither “break in the wall”, this will destroy the pyramid, nor can they rush into it without knowing whether the hollow structure is potentially dangerous.
  Just then, the mini airship came on the scene.
  This mini airship consists of two parts. One is a folding mini robot. Despite its small size, it is fully equipped with sensors, lighting equipment, and camera equipment. The other part is a shrinking helium balloon hidden inside a small robot. The entire mini airship weighs no more than 50 grams.
  How did this little airship explore Khufu’s pyramid?
  First, archeologists need to make a small hole 3.8 cm in diameter on the wall of the Khufu pyramid, and then insert a pipe into the hole. After the other end of the pipe is inserted into the hole, a platform will be deployed for the small airship to stretch, Takeoff, similar to a tarmac.
  After the small airship enters from the pipeline, it stops at the “tarmac”, the folding robot stretches out, and controls the helium balloon to expand. The diameter of the fully expanded helium balloon can reach 80 cm. The expanded helium balloon drags the robot in the hu Walk through the hollow structure in the husband’s pyramid. The expansion and contraction of the helium balloon is controlled by a small robot. For example, some places may be relatively small. The small robot can control the helium balloon to deflate and shrink, so that the small airship can fly through the entire hollow structure as much as possible. When the small airship accidentally “hits the wall”, the helium balloon can also act as a buffer, minimizing the risk of damage to the robot.
  In addition, the small airship is equipped with lighting equipment, shooting while flying, recording murals on walls, totems, and internal micro structures. Because GPS is not used in a closed space, the flight path of the small airship is controlled by micro optical sensors. Even under the weak light of the lighting equipment it carries, the micro optical sensors can help the small airship avoid obstacles as much as possible. Thing.
  After the exploration, the small airship flew back to the “tarmac”, controlled the helium balloon to deflate and fold, folded up, and accurately found the pipeline entrance by the miniature optical sensor, and returned from the pipeline.
  There is no need for researchers to venture into or destroy the pyramid, and the mini airship is a scout who explores Khufu’s pyramid. It is believed that this small airship will soon help archaeologists unveil the hollow structure of Khufu’s pyramid.
  In addition, the developers of the mini airship believe that although the original purpose of the development of the mini airship was to explore the mystery of the Khufu pyramid, its role is obviously not limited to this. It can be used for other archeological research and can also be used for post-disaster building inspection. And more potential value has yet to be developed.