9 April 2008 Displays for future intermediate UAV
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The Dedicated Autonomous Extended Duration Airborne Long-range Utility System (DAEDALUS) is a prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that won the 2007 AFRL Commander's Challenge. The purpose of the Commander's Challenge was to find an innovative solution to urgent warfighter needs by designing a UAV with increased persistence for tactical employment of sensors and communication systems. DAEDALUS was chosen as a winning prototype by AFRL, AFMC and SECAF. Follow-on units are intended to fill an intermediate role between currently fielded Tier I and Tier II UAV's. The UAV design discussed in this paper, including sensors and displays, will enter Phase II for Rapid Prototype Development with the intent of developing the design for eventual production. This paper will discuss the DAEDALUS UAV prototype system, with particular focus on its communications, to include the infrared sensor and electro-optical camera, but also displays, specifically man-portable.
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Daniel Desjardins, James Metzler, David Blakesley, Courtney Rister, Abdul-Razak Nuhu, "Displays for future intermediate UAV", Proc. SPIE 6956, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics II, 695602 (9 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785425; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.785425
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