Accession Number:

AD0905235

Title:

Flight Demonstrations of Vega Command/Data System for Target Drone Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 27 Sep 71-17 Jan 72,

Corporate Author:

VEGA PRECISION LABS INC VIENNA VA

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

Thirteen flight demonstrations were conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing Vega Precision Laboratories, Inc. command and data systems for BMQ-34A command and control, and to show applicability of the Vega Model 626C Portable Radar Tracking System in drone control applications. The following flight test objectives were successfully accomplished 1 Demonstrated the capability of the Vega command and data systems to interface with MSQ-1A radar at Tyndall AFB and with FPS-16 radar at Eglin Stie D-3 without modification to the radars for command control of and data transmission from a BQM-34A target drone. 2 Demonstrated the capability of the Vega system airborne portion to interface with the present BQM-34A miss distance scorer to provide airground data transmissions of the scoring system calibration and miss distance scoring information. 3 Demonstrated the capability of the Vega Model 626C Portable Radar Tracking System modified to track, control, and receive data from the BQM-34A target drone out to a distance of 100 miles from the radar site. 4 Demonstrated the capability of the Vega Model 626C Portable Radar Tracking System, installed on a target recovery boat, to track, command, and receive data from a BQM-34A target drone. 5 Demonstrated the capability of hand-off of target control between the Vega portable radar tracking system and the MSQ-1A control station. 6 Demonstrated the ability of the Vega interrogation loss module to initiate the automatic recovery sequence upon loss of radar interrogation signals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Telemetry
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE