1.Each member of your research group will gather preliminary information about a minimum of three unmanned systems. Research must answer the following questions related to the unmanned system. a. System Name: Austrian Balloons b. Date of development: The Austrian Balloons were first used in August 22, 1849 c. Developer: The Austrians d. System operating environment: In the air above Venice e. System purpose: Drop bombs on Venice, Italy f. How or why was the unmanned system created? What were the motivating factors that prompted its creation? It was created to drop bombs on the Italians. g. What technological advances made the researched unmanned system possible? This is the first unmanned aircraft and started the idea of having unmanned aircrafts. h. How did the unmanned system lead to future aerospace advancements and achievements? This aircraft lead to all the other unmanned aircraft.
a. System Name: V-1 Flying bomb b. Date of development: 1944-1945 c. Developer: Robert Lusser d. System operating environment: Europe e. System purpose: Used to bomb allied forces in Europe f. How or why was the unmanned system created? What were the motivating factors that prompted its creation? This was used during WW2 and the Germans wanted to bomb the allied forces and they used an unmanned aircraft to do it. g. What technological advances made the researched unmanned system possible? This was one of the first unmanned missiles. h. How did the unmanned system lead to future aerospace advancements and achievements? The scientists that worked on this and the V-2 rocket helped create spacecrafts during the Space Race.
a. System Name: Tupolev Tu - 123 b. Date of development: 1960-1979 c. Developer: Tupolev d. System operating environment: e. System purpose: High-altitude supersonic strategic unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. f. How or why was the unmanned system created? What were the motivating factors that prompted its creation? It was created for as a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. g. What technological advances made the researched unmanned system possible? It was part of the Tuplolev Tu- 121 supersonic nuclear-armed cruise missle program. h. How did the unmanned system lead to future aerospace advancements and achievements? It helped make other drones that can go to high altitudes.
a. Development and operation dates: The first flight was in 2001 and is still used today. b. System developer: AeroVironment c. System users: The US Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Spacial Forces, and international land forces d. System environment: Can fly in any condition, 500 ft above ground level, and 15,000 ft above mean sea level.. e. System Task: Video surveillance. f. System energy source: Battery and Solar Power. g. System communication: Can be controlled by a remote control and can have a preset course. h. System information processing: It collects images of the terrain, the bases, and the troops in the area it has surveyed. i. Video or images of system j. Media attention to the system: These drones could be built in India and they were thought as a waste of government spending in the beginning. k. Description of world events at the time of system development. The terrorist attack that took place on 9/11 led to the war on terrorism and the United States used these drones for surveillance. Terrorism in the United States has led the government to use drones in the United States. l. Description of major advancements related to science, technology, and engineering that made the unmanned system possible The creation of other drones and the creating of the High Definition camera, led to the creation of this unmanned aircraft. m. Description of how the unmanned system affected future aerospace advancement or achievement. This system is the current drone that most countries use for surveillance.
1. Does a common thread or theme exist relating to unmanned system development throughout time? Most of these unmanned aircraft have been needed for military purposes. 2. List major influences on the unmanned systems industry and explain their significance. The military needs these unmanned systems to perform tasks so the systems will be harmed instead of a human solder. 3. Explain the cause and effect relationship of the unmanned systems industry. The causes are the tasks that need to be complete by the military, and the effects have lead to safer spying and surveillance and recreational use of drones.
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