Accession Number : AD0781712

Title :   RPV Shipboard Launch and Recovery Operations Study

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : TELEDYNE RYAN AERONAUTICAL SAN DIEGO CA

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

PDF Url : AD0781712

Report Date : 28 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 266

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.

Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *SHIP LAUNCHED, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DESTROYER ESCORTS, MISSION PROFILES, RECOVERY, TAKEOFF

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE