Accession Number:

ADA413652

Title:

Dragon Warrior Communications Relay Testing Using the K-MAX Helicopter

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Oct 2001-7 Nov 2002

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2003-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

NRLs Communication Systems Branch is developing a communications relay for the Dragon Warrior unmanned aerial vehicle UAV that will provide over-the-horizon links for networked data communications through a self-organizing background backbone network using the BAE Systems ANVRC-99A radio. It will provide wideband TCPIP services at up to 1 Mbps data rate at ranges up to 50 nmi. Initial flight tests of the equipment were performed using the Kaman Aerospace K-MAX helicopter as a surrogate aircraft. This document reports the results of those tests and the lessons learned.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE