Accession Number:

ADA136201

Title:

Electric Remotely Piloted Vehicle (ERPV).

Descriptive Note:

Final Aug 80-Aug 82,

Corporate Author:

SUNDSTRAND AVIATION MECHANICAL UNIT ROCKFORD IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

Electric propulsion offers significant advantages over the present gasoline engine propulsion system on a Remotely Piloted Vehicle RPV. The advantages are the result of technical advances in batteries, power transistors, permanent magnets and control methods. This report covers the ground flight test of an RPV using a lithium thionyl chloride battery powering a samarium cobalt brushless DC Motor.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE