Accession Number : ADA590153
Title : Launch and Recovery System Literature Review
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Hanyok, Lauren W ; Smith, Timothy C
Report Date : Dec 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : This report discusses the current state of unmanned vehicle launch and recovery through a literature review of articles published since 2005. The launch and recovery systems addressed are loosely grouped into ramp/slipways, crane-like, intermediate device, and catapult. This report also covers associated fields of interest: decision making aids, simulation, environment, and safety. Gaps in technology and research are identified. Though the focus is unmanned vehicles, this report does overlap with launching manned surface, manned rotorcraft, and manned fixed wing aircraft.
Descriptors : *LAUNCHING , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , CATAPULTS , GROUND VEHICLES , INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , LITERATURE SURVEYS , MONTE CARLO METHOD , RAMPS , RECOVERY , SAFETY , SIMULATION , UNDERWATER VEHICLES
Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE