Feasibility Analysis and Evaluation Study of a Remotely Controlled Vehicle.
NATIONAL WATER LIFT CO KALAMAZOO MICH
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The report documents the feasibility studies completed on a remotely controlled vehicle conceived for an antitank search-and-destroy mission. A four-wheel drive vehicle of 64.8 inch wheelbase and 62-inch overall width, with 29-inch tires, was found necessary for the required mobility. A 25-hp gasoline engine combined with hydrostatic transmissions provided a very maneuverable prime mover. A 10-channel 1-watt UHF-FM transmitter modulated by a digital pulse control system, comprised the communication link. A head-aimed TV with a fovealperipheral format system was required to control a TVarmmament platform. Two TV cameras and three lenses were selected to provide information to a 10-watt video system. The TV-armament platform could mount either two DRAGON or two TOW missiles and their associated trackers for the destroy requirements of the mission. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics