Eyes and Ears for Drones

Grant, Peter; Biass, Eric H.
February 2005
Armada International;Feb/Mar2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p42
Presents information on reconnaissance drone aircrafts or recce drones, which are becoming important in the concept of network-centric operations. Example of a single-sensor turret; Thermal imaging camera that was adapted for drone use; Features of the Ultra 8500 multi-sensor surveillance system from Flir System.


Related Articles

  • Honey, I shrunk the plane. Mraz, Stephen J. // Machine Design;10/08/98, Vol. 70 Issue 18, p35 

    Deals with the development of micro air vehicles (MAV) in the United States. Cost of the MAV; Capabilities envisioned for the MAV; Details on the engines developed for MAV propulsion system; Information on Reynolds numbers.

  • Robot eyes in the sky.  // Popular Science;Oct95, Vol. 247 Issue 4, p68 

    Focuses on long-range unpiloted spy aircraft. Lockheed-Martin DarkStar; Tier II Plus; Specifications; Capabilities.

  • Two new eyes in the sky. Cerio, Gregory; Howard, Lucy // Newsweek;7/4/1994, Vol. 124 Issue 1, p6 

    Reveals that the Defense Department has begun a $1 billion crash program to develop two new spy planes that would boost United States ability to monitor trouble spots like Bosnia and North Korea. The unmanned Tier Three-minus and the Tier Two-plus; Their capabilities; Expected readiness date.

  • Global Hawk UAV may fly early. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/29/1996, Vol. 144 Issue 18, p24 

    Tells that the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may have its first flight two weeks ahead of schedule. The instructions by Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical officials, to prepare for a flight earlier than originally planned; The official launch date of December 17, 1996.

  • UAV contractors plot stealthy redesigns. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/15/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 7, p60 

    Reports on Congress' pressure on the Pentagon to consolidate its long-endurance, reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) programs. Targeting of the Tier 2+ and Tier 3- systems; Advantages of lightweight stealth coatings; Title of advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD) on the...

  • Phoenix Team's 2015 Unmanned Autonomous System. PANA, Alexandru; Camil MURESAN, Alexandru; VISOIU, Constantin; ANDREESCU, Theodora; PARVU, Petrisor; ZAHARACHESCU, Iulian; CHERCIU, Claudiu // INCAS Bulletin;2015, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p205 

    This paper provides a summary of the POLITEHNICA University's UAS, SkyEye, designed to meet the objectives of AUVSI student UAS competition. SkyEye is a custom built quad copter controlled by the pixhawk, an open-source autopilot. Capable of following dynamically changing waypoints, SkyEye...

  • Things are heating up in the South China Sea.  // Moderate Voice;2/18/2016, p8 

    The author reflects that China despises the U.S. drones and spy planes circling above the South China Sea and presents a morning rundown show Chatter, which delivers news around the world.

  • Drones: A Photo History.  // Foreign Policy;Mar/Apr2012, Issue 192, p1 

    Photographs and captions of several versions of unmanned drone aircraft developed throughout history are presented which includes the Sperry Aerial Torpedo biplane, the Ryan Aeronautical Company's jet-propelled Firebee drones, and the MQ Predator reconnaissance drone from General Atomics.

  • Thai Eyes. Francis, Leithen // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/1/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 40, p101 

    The article focuses on modernization and upgrade plans by the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). It states that the RTAF plans on adding unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance and surveillance in regions where Muslim separatists are present. It mentions that the RTAF ordered two Diamond DA42...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics