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dc.contributor.advisorYakimenko, Oleg A.
dc.contributor.authorHall, Andrew B.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:35:09Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:35:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49478
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Army and Air Force have interest in the development of a Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System (JPADS) that could remotely and accurately resupply dispersed and geographically isolated ground forces. The Marine Corps has requested options that offer increased accuracy, lighter payloads, greater stand-off distances and reduced cost. To date, most research has resulted in a series of large, expensive and platform-specific solutions, which do not capitalize on the enhanced range and capability afforded by existing and commercially available unmanned aerial system technology. The systems engineering processes contained in the conceptual and preliminary design phases are utilized to investigate and develop a potentially low-cost alternative to existing systems. Using an Agile methodology, individual components are designed and incorporated into an integrated aerial system that utilizes an autonomously guided and controlled ram-air parachute delivered from an unmanned aerial platform. Employment of the low-cost micro-light weight class of JPADS has the potential to provide all services with a near-term platform to remotely deliver diverse logistical and sensor payloads while minimizing risk to forces.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleConceptual and preliminary design of a low-cost precision aerial delivery systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPapoulias, Fotis A.
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorconceptual designen_US
dc.subject.authorpreliminary designen_US
dc.subject.authorAgile methodologyen_US
dc.subject.authorautonomous navigationen_US
dc.subject.authorprecision aerial deliveryen_US
dc.subject.authorparachuteen_US
dc.subject.authorcontrolen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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