RPV Assessment of Remote Missile Site Intrusion Alarms.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis addresses the question Can a Remotely Piloted Vehicle RPV effectively assess intrusion alarms at remote missile sites at a cost less than that of manned helicopter assessment To answer this question an RPV system was configured from existing DOD RPV subsystems. Except for wind restrictions 30 knots max., this system was found to be capable of remote alarm assessment at a cost only slightly less than a manned UH-1N helicopter system. This proposed RPV system is not considered a viable alternative to a manned helicopter system. The cost savings using the proposed RPV system would not be sufficient to components for the wind restrictions and the problems associated with fielding a new system. However, once the proposed multiple vehicle control modification to the ground control station is completed, the cost savings incurred would make the proposed RPV system a viable alternative. Author
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles