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Challenges of testing manned and unmanned aerial vehicles with reconnaissance payloads
Author(s): Dean H. Bergevin
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe some challenges of testing aircraft and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) with reconnaissance payloads, and discuss how the challenges are met. The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) has participated in testing the Electro-Optical-Long Range Oblique Photography System upgrade for the RF-4C aircraft, the Medium Range UAV (MR UAV), the ARGUS remotely piloted reconnaissance UAV, and other recent programs. Lessons learned from the UTTR's wide variety of recent test experience with developmental reconnaissance aircraft and UAVs can be used to guide future development and flight testing of next-generation systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165533
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Dean H. Bergevin, Air Force Flight Test Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2023:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVII
Paul A. Henkel; Thomas W. Augustyn; Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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