Accession Number : AD0431884


Title :   REMOTE CONTROL RECOVERY SYSTEM (RCRS) FLIGHT TEST PLAN FOR AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER (AFFTC).


Corporate Author : SPERRY PHOENIX CO ARIZ


Report Date : 18 Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The System Development Test Plan to be conducted at Edwards Air Force Base on the X-20 Remote Control Recovery System (RCRS) is outlined. The RCRS has an integrated tracking, command and data link capability and is to be used for terminal control and recovery of the X-20 unmanned flights. For the purposes of this flight test plan, the RCRS functions and physical characteristics remain unchanged, except that a QF-104 is substituted as a test bed vehicle in lieu of the X-20. The system configuration consists of an airborne radar transponder, flight control coupler, and airspeed sensitive unit installed in the vehicle to be controlled, and two ground control stations. The flight test program is designed to check out the RCRS, simulate X-20 recovery, and provide controller familiarization. This system test plan is the basic planning document to accomplish the aims stated above. Detailed briefings conducted prior to each mission should include the applicable information in this document. Mission profiles are provided following each phase of the test plan. (Author)


Descriptors :   RECOVERY , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , FLIGHT , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , TRANSPONDERS , LANDING , FLIGHT PATHS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE