Moving Map Support for the BQM-147A EXDRONE Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army both deploy the BQM-147A EXDRONE Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to provide commanders with unmanned air reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition and battle damage assessment capabilities using electro-optical devices. The EXDRONE also has the capability to carry electronic warfare and nuclear, biological, and chemical detection payloads. The Naval Research Laboratory NRL has developed a prototype moving map display for the EXDRONE using an IBM-compatible notebook computer and standard Defense Mapping Agency digital maps. This prototype system has proved successful during training exercises at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, CA. NRL has proposed further enhancements to the system to improve operator feedback and minimize operator intervention. This system is expected to be easily adaptable for use in tracking other vehicles.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Military Intelligence