Autonomous Operation of UAVs from USVs
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ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
AbstractAccurate Automation Corporation (AAC) proposes a unique Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Launch and Recovery system for a U.S. Navy Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). AAC proposes an innovative concept for repeatedly stowing, launching, guiding, recovering, and restoring one or more UAVs without sacrificing operational tempo. While UAV's have been used extensively in-theater to support the troops, USVs are just getting a roadmap. The Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) has defined a concept for operating a UAV from a USV in support of their mission. The proposed program can be used to support another program where AAC is delivering a USV and a UAV for use in theater. With the proposed technology, the NECC UAV can be recovered on the NECC USV. Our Automatic Launch and Recovery System (ALaRS) will provide the U.S. Navy with the capability to operate UAVs for extended periods at remote locations without putting people in danger. An ALaRS leverages the advantages of two platforms with diverse capabilities while compensating for the limitations of each. The UAV and the USV bring together significant operational advantages into a single package.
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