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Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems

Uninhabited Air Vehicles: Enabling Science for Military Systems (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Committee on Materials, Structures, and Aeronautics for Advanced Uninhabited Air Vehicles
By Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
By Materials Advisory Board, National
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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States that US Air Force (USAF) planners have envisioned that uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs), working in concert with inhabited vehicles, will become an integral part of the future force structure. This title also states that plans are based on the premise that UAVs have the pot... read full description below.

ISBN 9780309069830
Published 15 January 2000 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Series Compass Series (part: 495)
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ISBN-13 9780309069830
ISBN-10 0309069831
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Publication Date 15 January 2000
International Publication Date 28 June 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Committee on Materials, Structures, and Aeronautics for Advanced Uninhabited Air Vehicles
By Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
By Materials Advisory Board, National
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Series Compass Series (part: 495)
Category Transport: General Interest
Number of Pages 124
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Drone aircraft, Reconnaissance aircraft
NBS Text Transport: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 623.7469
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

U.S. Air Force (USAF) planners have envisioned that uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs), working in concert with inhabited vehicles, will become an integral part of the future force structure. Current plans are based on the premise that UAVs have the potential to augment, or even replace, inhabited aircraft in a variety of missions. However, UAV technologies must be better understood before they will be accepted as an alternative to inhabited aircraft on the battlefield. The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) requested that the National Research Council, through the National Materials Advisory Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, identify long-term research opportunities for supporting the development of technologies for UAVs.The objectives of the study were to identify technological developments that would improve the performance and reliability of 'generation-after-next' UAVs at lower cost and to recommend areas of fundamental research in materials, structures, and aeronautical technologies. The study focused on innovations in technology that would 'leapfrog' current technology development and would be ready for scaling-up in the post-2010 time frame (i.e., ready for use on aircraft by 2025).

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Committee on Materials, Structures, and Aeronautics for Advanced Uninhabited Air Vehicles, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council

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