Accession Number : ADD007021

Title :   Remotely Piloted Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tracy,Daniel J ; Palmer,John P ; O'Brien,Daniel J

Report Date : 25 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent concerns a recoverable remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) having: a deflectable canard/elevator placed very close to the nose tip; a constant (cross) section fuselage; wings mounted low and well aft on the fuselage; elevons; a centrally positioned weapons/payload bay, with doors, located internal of the upper portion of the fuselage; and, inflatable landing skids. The weapon/payload is dropped from the RVP, while the RVP is in flight in an inverted position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Remotely piloted vehicles, Inventions, State of the art, Multimission, Low altitude, Low costs, Radar cross sections, Recovery, Weapons, Storage, Internal, Airframes, Fuselages, Canard configuration, Elevators, Elevons, Weapon delivery

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE