Accession Number:

ADA023844

Title:

Conceptual Designs for a Modular Remotely Piloted Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Dec 74-26 Nov 75,

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL COLUMBUS OHIO MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

279.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE