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Unmanned Systems of World Wars I and II

Everett, H.R.

Published by MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262029227 / ISBN 13: 9780262029223
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Title: Unmanned Systems of World Wars I and II

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd

Binding: Hardcover

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Series: Intelligent Robotics & Autonomous Agents Series. Num Pages: 768 pages, 549 b&w illus. BIC Classification: HBWN; HBWQ; JWM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 254 x 203 x 33. . . 2015. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780262029223

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Military drones have recently been hailed as a revolutionary new technology that will forever change the conduct of war. And yet the United States and other countries have been deploying such unmanned military systems for more than a century. Written by a renowned authority in the field, this book documents the forgotten legacy of these pioneering efforts, offering the first comprehensive historical and technical accounting of unmanned air, land, sea, and underwater systems. Focusing on examples introduced during the two world wars, H. R. Everett meticulously traces their development from the mid-nineteenth century to the early Cold War. A pioneering Navy roboticist, Everett not only describes these systems in detail but also reverse-engineers the designs in order to explain how they operated in real-world conditions of the time. More than 500 illustrations--photographs, drawings, and plans, many of them never before published--accompany the text.

Everett covers the evolution of early wire-guided submersibles, tracing the development of power, propulsion, communication, and control; radio-controlled surface craft, deployed by both Germany and Great Britain in World War I; radio-controlled submersibles; radio-controlled aircraft, including the TDR-1 assault drone project in World War II--which laid the groundwork for subsequent highly classified drone programs; and radio-controlled ground vehicles, including the Wehrmacht's Goliath and Borgwald demolition carriers.

About the Author: H. R. Everett, a retired U. S. Navy commander, is Technical Director for Robotics at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSCPAC) in San Diego. In 1986, he established a pioneering in-house government program in robotic science and technology at this location, then the Naval Ocean Systems Center.

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