RPV Electric Power System Study. Phase II. Hot Bench Mockup Development.
Final technical rept. 1 May-31 Aug 78,
TELEDYNE RYAN AERONAUTICAL SAN DIEGO CA
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The RPV Electric Power Study explores ways for exploiting technology and resolving critical issues affecting the electrical subsystems of remotely piloted vehicles. The objective is to define electrical components and system concepts that offer significant cost, weight and performance improvements over present day systems. Phase I is an assessment of technologies capable of benefitting RPV electrical systems. Phase II develops a plan to transfer viable technologies into RPV systems. The Phase II approach is to first develop a complete picture of the needs, requirements and constraints on a laboratory hot bench mockup. After considering concept alternatives and related design factors, a modular concept is selected that is adaptable to all classes of RPV. Preliminary designs of a mockup for each of the four classes of RPV are described, that is Advanced multi-mission RPV, High-altitude long endurance RPV, Mini RPV, and Tactical expendable drone system TEDS. A mockup development plan is presented for each RPV class including a schedule, budgetary estimate of labor and material costs, list of components and a list of manufacturers capable of developing those items requiring development. Also included is a guide for developing test programs for RPV electrical systems. Author
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Electric Power Production and Distribution