Accession Number : AD0906614

Title :   Remotely Piloted Vehicle Laser Target Designation Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Mills, W. J. ; Stech, G.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The purpose of this program was to evaluate the designation of fixed and moving ground targets from a remotely controlled unmanned aerial platform. These tests employing the QH-50 drone helicopter were conducted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during the period of 3 December 1971 to 15 February 1972. This report describes this test program and discusses the results obtained. The feasibility of employing a rotary wing Remotely Piloted Vehicle for accurate target designation was demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL TARGET DESIGNATORS, DRONES), HELICOPTERS, LASERS, TELEVISION CAMERAS, OPTICAL TRACKING, MOTION, AUTOMATIC, NEODYMIUM.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Pilotless Aircraft
      Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE