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RPV Sensor System Interface
Author(s): Harry N. Hodges
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Paper Abstract

Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPV's) are versatile aerial platforms which can be piloted by radio link from a remote control point. The latest model features a removable modular nose designed to carry a variety of payloads for reconnaissance, electronic warfare and strike missions. This paper describes the interface of three sensor systems to RPV's -the KS-120 camera, the Perkin-Elmer KA-98 prototype laser line scanner and the prototype Philco Ford laser target designator. The interface to the modular nose YBGM-34C multi-mission RPV is discussed along with the interfaces to the BGM-34B and AQM-34M RPV's. A brief history of reconnaissance RPV's is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954800
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Harry N. Hodges, Air Force Flight Test Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0079:
Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I
Ed Shea, Editor(s)

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