Conceptual Designs for a Modular Remotely Piloted Vehicle.
Final rept. 2 Dec 74-26 Nov 75,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL COLUMBUS OHIO MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV
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The application of the modular design approach to remotely piloted vehicles is described. It is shown, that by modular exchange of structural and equipment components, a basic vehicle can be configured to perform low level recce and strike, medium altitude EW, high altitude recce, and tactical air-to-air missions. Two basic vehicle configuration design concepts which differ primarily in engine installation arrangement nacelle versus internal are presented. The design approach, using the nacelle-mounted engine, is shown to be superior and to provide the best basis for a technology evaluator or demonstrator.
- Pilotless Aircraft