Accession Number:

ADA426621

Title:

Evaluation of an Infrared Camera for Use in a Gun-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Jul 2004

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2004-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A commercially available infrared IR camera was evaluated for potential application on the silent operating aerial reconnaissance SOAR gun-launched unmanned aerial vehicle GLUAV. The objective was to provide data to support an IR imaging camera capability for SOAR. Components of a candidate IR camera were subjected to high acceleration shock experiments to predict gun-launch survivability. The experimental results show that the camera in its off-the-shelf condition cannot survive the expected loads that are representative of a zone 4 120-mm mortar launch.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE