The future of battlefield micro air vehicle systems.

Prior, Stephen D. and Shen, Siu-Tsen and Karamanoglu, Mehmet and Odedra, Sid and Erbil, Mehmet Ali and Barlow, Chris and Lewis, Darren (2009) The future of battlefield micro air vehicle systems. International Conference on Manufacturing and Engineering Systems. Proceedings . pp. 374-379. ISSN 2152-1522

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Abstract

The most recent survey of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) adoption rates shows that the area of small, man-portable systems (generally defined as Micro Air Vehicles or MAVs of maximum take-off weight between 1-5 kg) has one of the highest growth rates of any of the market sectors. There is a growing realisation by military planners that to win the insurgency wars of the present and future, forward units will have to operate within the close confines of urban conurbations and for prolonged periods of time without support. Real-time information and intelligence on enemy strength, dispositions and tactics is therefore essential for battlefield success.

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