Unmanned Air Vehicle and Simulation .

  • P. S. Krishana Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
  • P. K. Panda Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
  • J. Jayaraman Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
Keywords: Launch dynamics, Surveillance, Target designation


A general account of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) is given and their various roles, both lethal and non-lethal ones, are discussed. Elements of an UAV system used for reconnaissance, surveillance and target designation have been described to highlight the role of simulation in acquisition, design, development, testing, evaluation, and operation of such a system. Various applications of simulation studies for UAVs are mentioned. An attempt has been made to highlight how simulation helps in identifying design deficiencies and thus improve the design through the following three typical problems encountered during design and development of UAVs at the Aeronautical Development establishment:(i) launch dynamics of Lakshya, (ii) tow system dynamics, Lakshya tow body, and (iii) hardware in-line simulation -way point navigation-Nishant.

Author Biographies

P. S. Krishana, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
Shrl PS Krlshnun obtained his BTech and MS in Mechanical Engirneering both from Indlian Institue of Technology ,Madras, in 1972 ulld 1981, respectively. He joined at the Defence  Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), HyderabaJ in 1972. Since ,1976, he has been working at ADE, Bangalore, as Scientist F. The areas of his work include design and development of inertial. navigation systems for manned aircraft, development and testing of multiplexed FBW
actuators for LCA, flight control systems for unmanned air vehicles, navigation, stabilised platforms, etc.
P. K. Panda, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore

Shri S.K. Panda obtained his BE (Mechanical Engineering ) and Post - Graduate Diploma in Space Engineering and Rocketry from Birla Intitute of Technology , Ranchi ,in 1966. He also did his ME (Aeronautical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science ,Bangalore ,in 1970. He Joined DRDO at ADE, Bangalore , in 1970 . The areas of his work include aersdynamics , flight mechanices and controls for unmanned air Vehicles.

J. Jayaraman, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore
Shri Jayaraman obtanied, AMIE From Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore. He Joined DRDR at the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bangalore ,in 1961 At present.
How to Cite
Krishana, P., Panda, P., & Jayaraman, J. (2013). Unmanned Air Vehicle and Simulation . Defence Science Journal, 47(3), 295-316. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.47.4013
Armaments & Explosives