Accession Number:

AD0919376

Title:

Drone Control and Data Retrieval System (DCDRS), Preliminary Design Study. Volume II. System Design. Part VI. RPV Avionics Subsystem Design Description.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

292.0

Abstract:

Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, California has completed a six-month preliminary design study for the Drone Control and Data Retrieval System DCDRS under Air Force contract. The design objectives of this program were based on the fundamental requirements of low risk and low cost. Within these constraints, the recommended DCDRS design provides significant capabilities not now available to the Air Force. Of particular importance are the new features of simultaneous multiple control, operation in an ECM environment, and relayed communications to extend the Line-of-sight-range. In addition to the preliminary system design, over forty trade studies and analyses were conducted to substantiate the design decisions. Elements of the DCDRS System which are incorporated in the system design include RPV Control Center RCC, Airborne RCC, Launch and Recovery Subsystem, Relay RPV and Avionics for the Remotely Piloted Vehicles RPVs. Volume I summarizes the design approach, major design solutions and system characteristics Volume II includes the detailed system and subsystem designs and Volume III includes the trade-off studies and subsystem analyses. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE