Accession Number : AD0781712

Title :   RPV Shipboard Launch and Recovery Operations Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TELEDYNE RYAN AERONAUTICAL CO SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cota,George C. ; Opfer,Waldo V. , Jr

Report Date : 28 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : Various methods for launch and recovery of remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs) from the decks of Naval ships were investigated. Eight RPV designs were developed to evaluate launch and recovery concepts from three classes of ships; the aircraft carrier, the sea control ship, and the ocean escort. Two basic RPV missions were assumed for the study: A 500-nautical-mile, high-low-high altitude, high subsonic penetration mission; and a medium-high altitude 14-hour endurance surveillance mission. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Remotely piloted vehicles, *Ship launched, Aircraft carriers, Destroyer escorts, Mission profiles, Takeoff, Recovery, Command and control systems

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE