Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Sensor and Targeting
YUMA TEST CENTER YUMA PROVING GROUND AZ AIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS BRANCH
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This Test Operations Procedure TOP 07-1-003 covers the span of requirements and technologies that are unique to Unmanned Aircraft Systems UASs. The role of a UAS is significantly different than that of a manned aircraft. The nominal operating altitudes and methods of employment for UASs provide for unique test challenges not encountered with manned aircraft. Many UASs are flown at significantly higher altitudes than manned aircraft creating unique test conditions. The increase in slant range and angular perspective from sensor to target needs to be considered for these new systems. Additionally the threat set for UASs in the Global War on Terrorism is very different than the traditional large mechanized threat set typically used for manned aircraft. A standard for sensor and target testing is required so that all sensors are tested to the same level of complexity. This TOP complements the overarching TOP 07-1-001 that is being generated.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods