Accession Number : ADA141297

Title :   Vehicle Concept for a Robotic Missile Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Jan-30 May 83,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV UNIVERSITY BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Evces,C R ; Fearing,P D

PDF Url : ADA141297

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This report presents preliminary work on the vehicle concept for a robotic missile launcher. A computerized literature search is documented, and important mobility and control concepts from the search are discussed. A survey of commercially available roving vehicles, both remotely and manually controlled, is also presented. Design concepts are evaluated for application to a robotic missile launcher vehicle based on constraining design criteria. Conceptual designs are based on a commercially available vehicle (the Emerson Electric Fast Attack Vehicle), and a proposed special purpose vehicle are presented. Recommendations are made for further research and/or testing in the areas of feasibility of candidate control links and payloads, maneuverability versus armor, cost versus survivability, and applications in reconnaissance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ground vehicles, *Remote control, *Robotics, *Guided missile launchers, Compatibility, Remotely piloted vehicles, Manual operation, Mobility, Unmanned, Survivability, Battlefields, Control centers, Fiber optics, Data links, Dual mode

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE