Aerial refueling tankers are the quiet enablers of joint air power. By allowing fighters, bombers, cargo planes and other aircraft to refuel without landing, they greatly extend the operational range of U.S. forces. The current tanker fleet consists of 520 Eisenhower-era KC-135 jets and 59 Reagan-era KC-10 jets. The KC-135s are based on the venerable Boeing 707 commercial airframe, while the.
The report on the global aerial refueling systems market by Market Research Future covers extensive primary research. This is accompanied by a detailed analysis of the qualitative and quantitative aspects by various industry experts and key opinion leaders to gain deeper insights into the market and industry performance. The report offers a clear.
According to the characteristic of aerial boom refueling test system which is composed of tanker, drag system, manipulator, refueling boom, the movement of refueling boom is controlled by manipulator in this paper. In order to make the path from one point to another point of the end manipulator become the shortest, this paper gives the caculating methods of the shortest path for the end.
The research and development of smart drough system are expected to grow huge opportunity in the market for aerial refueling. The aerial refueling market can be segmented based on refueling method, end user and based on geography. There are different method to refuel an aircraft while in flight such as flying boom method, hose and drough system.
Decisions on the composition of the Air Force aerial refueling fleet were made decades ago, when the primary mission was to refuel long-range strategic bombers. Modifications have been made to many of these tanker aircraft (KC-135s and KC-10s) to make them more effective in refueling fighter aircraft. This report, which will be updated, examines the balance between two different refueling.Learn More
Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight. The two main refueling systems are probe-and-drogue, which is simpler to adapt to existing aircraft, and the flying boom, which offers faster fuel.Learn More
NEXT GENERATION AERIAL REFUELING: CRITICAL CAPABILITY FOR PENETRATING CHINESE DENIED ENVIRONMENTS. by. Joe D. Munger, GS-13, USAF. A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty. In Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements. Instructor: Dr. Greg Intoccia. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. 26 October 2015. DISTRIBUTION A. Approved for public release: distribution unlimited. ii.Learn More
Boeing recently achieved a feat in aerial refueling system market when a refueling test between two KC-46 Pegasus aerial tankers was carried out. One of the KC-46 transferred 14,600 pounds of jet fuel to the other at a record rate of 1,200 gallon per minute. Boeing further plans to build 179 such aircrafts that will carry passengers and patients and are designed to withstand chemical, nuclear.Learn More
Aerial Refueling for NATO’s Smart Defence Initiative. by. Jeremy C. Leighton, Major, USAF. A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty. In Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements. Advisor: Edwina Campbell, PhD. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. April 2012. DISTRIBUTION A. Approved for public release: Distribution unlimited. Disclaimer The views expressed in this academic.Learn More
An illustrative diagram for the rendezvous process of a UAV with a tanker for aerial refueling is given in Fig.1. The research objective of this paper is to guide the UAV near the tanker and then the UAV keeps a formation flight with the tanker. Fig.1 An illustrative rendezvous process of a UAV with a tanker.Learn More
The technique of the boom docking into the receptacle of the receiver is a difficult problem in the procedure of autonomous aerial refueling. The technique by image tracking is a hot solution to the.Learn More
Download PDF. 6 downloads 0 Views 326KB Size Report. Comment. I. Introduction. With the advent of unmanned flight vehicles, safe and reliable Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) capabilities become a necessity. There are. AIAA 2004-5321 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 16 - 19 August 2004, Providence, Rhode Island Aerial Refueling Autopilot Design Methodology.Learn More
To promote the combat capability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the future battlefield, the autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) technology becomes a challenging research issue. An accurate position relationship between the tanker and the receiver is significant for AAR. A novel drogue detection method is presented in this paper. The Adaptive boosting (Adaboost) and the convolutional.Learn More
Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly prevalent in the defense and civil sectors, and there is a desire to increase their effectiveness and versatility by adding the capability to perform air-to-air refueling. Furthermore, the burden on pilots can be significantly reduced by implementing automated flight control in refueling operations.Learn More
An F-15E Strike Eagle conducts aerial refueling with a KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, July 2, 2019, within U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. The fighter aircraft performs air-to-air and air-to-ground missions using the pilot to detect, target and engage aerial threats and a weapons system officer to designate ground targets. The F-15 is an.Learn More
Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly prevalent in the defense and civil sectors, and there is a desire to increase their effectiveness and versatility by adding the capability to perform air-to-air refueling. Furthermore, the burden on pilots can be significantly reduced by implementing automated flight control in refueling operations. Existing work on automated air-to-air refueling.Learn More