Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAVS Design, Development and Deployment

ISBN-10: 0470058196
ISBN-13: 9780470058190
Edition: 2010
Authors: Reg Austin
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List price: $83.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Size: 6.89" wide x 9.92" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

A systematic overview of the design, development and deployment of this rapidly expanding and significant technologyThe book shows how the various engineering disciplines - eg:- aerodynamics, electronics, economics, and material structures, optics, thermodynamics, etc. - are integrated into the design, and are employed in the development and deployment of UAV systems. There are chapters on the definition of unmanned aircraft systems, their raison d′etre, their history, process of development and modus operandi. Depicts a rapidly expanding industry that is burgeoning with new and would-be new designers, manufacturers and operators Authored by a leading industry expert with 40 years experience directing and controlling several UAV programmes Brings together the knowledge needed for guidance in the design, development and operation of UAV systemsThis title is a valuable addition to the Aerospace Series.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Series Preface
Preface
Units and Abbreviations
Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Some Applications of UAS
What are UAS?
Why Unmanned Aircraft?
The Systemic Basis of UAS
System Composition
References
The Design of UAV Systems
Introduction to Design and Selection of the System
Conceptual Phase
Preliminary Design
Detail Design
Selection of the System
Aerodynamics and Airframe Configurations
Lift-induced Drag
Parasitic Drag
Rotary-wing Aerodynamics
Response to Air Turbulence
Airframe Configurations
Summary
References
Characteristics of Aircraft Types
Long-endurance, Long-range R�le Aircraft
Medium-range, Tactical Aircraft
Close-range/Battlefield Aircraft
MUAV Types
MAV and NAV Types
UCAV
Novel Hybrid Aircraft Configurations
Research UAV
References
Design Standards and Regulatory Aspects
Introduction
United Kingdom
Europe
United States of America
Conclusion
References
Aspects of Airframe Design
Scale Effects
Packaging Density
Aerodynamics
Structures and Mechanisms
Selection of power-plants
Modular Construction
Ancillary Equipment
References
Design for Stealth
Acoustic Signature
Visual Signature
Thermal Signature
Radio/Radar Signature
Examples in Practice
Reference
Payload Types
Nondispensable Payloads
Dispensable Payloads
Reference
Communications
Communication Media
Radio Communication
Mid-air Collision (MAC) Avoidance
Communications Data Rate and Bandwidth Usage
Antenna Types
References
Control and Stability
HTOL Aircraft
Helicopters
Convertible Rotor Aircraft
Payload Control
Sensors
Autonomy
References
Navigation
NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS)
TACAN
LORAN C
Inertial Navigation
Radio Tracking
Way-point Navigation
References
Launch and Recovery
Launch
Recovery
Summary
Control Stations
Control Station Composition
Open System Architecture
Mini-UAV 'Laptop' Ground Control Station
Close-range UAV Systems GCS
Medium- and Long-range UAV System GCS
Sea Control Stations (SCS)
Air Control Stations (ACS)
Support Equipment
Operating and Maintenance Manuals
Consumables
Replaceable Components
Vulnerable and On-condition Components
Tools
Subsidiary Equipment
Transportation
Micro-UAV
VTOL Close-range Systems
HTOL Close-range Systems
Medium-range Systems
MALE and HALE Systems
Design for Reliability
Determination of the Required Level of Reliability
Achieving Reliability
Reliability Data Presentation
Multiplexed Systems
Reliability by Design
Design for Ease of Maintenance
Design for Manufacture and Development
The Development Of UAV Systems
Introduction to System Development and Certification
System Development
Certification
Establishing Reliability
System Ground Testing
UAV Component Testing
UAV Sub-assembly and Sub-system Testing
Testing Complete UAV
Control Station Testing
Catapult Launch System Tests
Documentation
System In-flight Testing
Test Sites
Preparation for In-flight Testing
In-flight Testing
System Certification
The Deployment of UAV Systems
Operational Trials and Full Certification
Company Trials
Customer Trials and Sales Demonstrations
UAV System Deployment
Introduction
Network-centric Operations (NCO)
Teaming with Manned and Other Unmanned Systems
Naval R�les
Fleet Detection and Shadowing
Radar Confusion
Missile Decoy
Anti-submarine Warfare
Radio Relay
Port Protection
Over-beach Reconnaissance
Fisheries Protection
Detection of Illegal Imports
Electronic Intelligence
Maritime Surveillance
Summary
Army R�les
Covert Reconnaissance and Surveillance
Fall-of-shot Plotting
Target Designation by Laser
NBC Contamination Monitoring
IED and Landmine Detection and Destruction
Electronic Intelligence
Teaming of Manned and Unmanned Systems
System Mobility
Persistent Urban Surveillance
Air Force R�les
Long-range Reconnaissance and Strike
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Intelligence
Pre-strike Radar and Anti-aircraft Systems Counter
Interception
Airfield Security
Civilian, Paramilitary and Commercial R�les
Aerial Photography.
Agriculture
Coastguard and Lifeboat Institutions
Customs and Excise
Conservation
Electricity Companies
Fire Services
Fisheries
Gas and Oil Supply Companies
Information Services
Local Civic Authorities
Meteorological Services.
Traffic Agencies
Ordnance Survey
Police Authorities.
Rivers Authorities and Water Boards
Survey Organisations
Communications Relay
Landmine Detection and Destruction
Other Applications
References
UAS Future
Future Prospects and Challenges
Introduction
Operation in Civilian Airspace
Power-plant Development
Developments in Airframe Configurations
Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence
Improvement in Communication Systems
References
UAV Systems Continuing Evolution
Introduction
Cruise Missiles
World War II Systems
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
The 2010s
Into the Future
UAS Organisations.
Conferences
Industry Associations
Press Organisations
Useful Websites
Test Site Facilities
Regulators
Index

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