Automated Aerial Refueling Presentation to 2007 ARSAG Conference (Preprint)
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AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE
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This presentation was prepared for the 2007 Aerial Refueling Systems Advisory Group ARSAG conference to update the status of the Automated Aerial Refueling AAR program at the Air Force Research Laboratory. The AAR technology suite has application to both manned and unmanned vehicles. For unmanned vehicles, AAR allows eliminates the tyranny of fuel, allowing unmanned vehicles to be based, deployed, and employed like manned systems. Furthermore as manned mission durations increase, aerial refueling becomes more and more strenuous on the pilot. AAR seeks to reduce the workload in cockpit and provide a in-weather refueling capability. Also, this technology allows manned or unmanned platforms to fly formation in IFR conditions.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Flight Control and Instrumentation