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dc.contributor.advisorBrophy, Christopher M.
dc.contributor.authorRydalch, Fletcher D.
dc.dateJune 2016
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-12T15:52:52Z
dc.date.available2017-07-12T15:52:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/55204
dc.description.abstractAn autonomously guided rocket-powered delivery vehicle has been under development at the Naval Postgraduate School. Designed to eventually counter UAV swarm attacks, the vehicle made advances toward reaching a target in the sky. These advances reduced the time needed to launch, modify, and relaunch the rocket, while adding capabilities such as data transfer along the vehicle axis and the rapid download of flight data. Improving the vehicle included reconfiguring the guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) strategy. Advancements included the design, implementation, and evaluation of electronic servo control, actuating fins, and the mechanical coupling design. The forward compartment in the vehicle’s nose cone was structurally modified for the GNC equipment and to support electronics under high-g launch conditions. Modifications included innovative designs for managing heat transfer requirements. Using off-the-shelf subsystem components kept the advancements fiscally mindful. After implementing the design features, two final test launches were performed: one demonstrated a control spin rate of 8.5 rad/sec; the other showed the vehicle’s ability to execute pitch maneuvers on a single axis. The test results can be used to improve the GNC software and servo control parameters. Continued development will allow the system to become a viable option for countering UAV swarms.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/missiledemonstra1094555204
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.titleMissile demonstrator for counter UAV applicationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDausen, David
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorunmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)en_US
dc.subject.authorrocketen_US
dc.subject.authorcounter-swarmen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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