Accession Number : AD0919376

Title :   Drone Control and Data Retrieval System (DCDRS), Preliminary Design Study. Volume II. System Design. Part VI. RPV Avionics Subsystem Design Description.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CA

Personal Author(s) : McCone, Kenneth D.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 292

Abstract : Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, California has completed a six-month preliminary design study for the Drone Control and Data Retrieval System (DCDRS) under Air Force contract. The design objectives of this program were based on the fundamental requirements of low risk and low cost. Within these constraints, the recommended DCDRS design provides significant capabilities not now available to the Air Force. Of particular importance are the new features of simultaneous multiple control, operation in an ECM environment, and relayed communications to extend the Line-of-sight-range. In addition to the preliminary system design, over forty trade studies and analyses were conducted to substantiate the design decisions. Elements of the DCDRS System which are incorporated in the system design include: RPV Control Center (RCC), Airborne RCC, Launch and Recovery Subsystem, Relay RPV and Avionics for the Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs). Volume I summarizes the design approach, major design solutions and system characteristics; Volume II includes the detailed system and subsystem designs; and Volume III includes the trade-off studies and subsystem analyses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DRONES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*AVIONICS, DRONES), DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, AIR LAUNCHED, RECOVERY, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, LOW COSTS, RISK, REMOTE CONTROL, REMOTE SYSTEMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS, NAVIGATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, RELAYS, MULTIPLE OPERATION, LINE OF SIGHT, EXPENDABLE.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE