Launch and Recovery System Literature Review
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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This report discusses the current state of unmanned vehicle launch and recovery through a literature review of articles published since 2005. The launch and recovery systems addressed are loosely grouped into rampslipways, crane-like, intermediate device, and catapult. This report also covers associated fields of interest decision making aids, simulation, environment, and safety. Gaps in technology and research are identified. Though the focus is unmanned vehicles, this report does overlap with launching manned surface, manned rotorcraft, and manned fixed wing aircraft.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles