Accession Number:

ADA141297

Title:

Vehicle Concept for a Robotic Missile Launcher.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Jan-30 May 83,

Corporate Author:

ALABAMA UNIV UNIVERSITY BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This report presents preliminary work on the vehicle concept for a robotic missile launcher. A computerized literature search is documented, and important mobility and control concepts from the search are discussed. A survey of commercially available roving vehicles, both remotely and manually controlled, is also presented. Design concepts are evaluated for application to a robotic missile launcher vehicle based on constraining design criteria. Conceptual designs are based on a commercially available vehicle the Emerson Electric Fast Attack Vehicle, and a proposed special purpose vehicle are presented. Recommendations are made for further research andor testing in the areas of feasibility of candidate control links and payloads, maneuverability versus armor, cost versus survivability, and applications in reconnaissance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE