Conceptual design of a stand-off weapon for maritime patrol aircraft
Koepke, John Allen
MetadataShow full item record
A conceptual design of a stand-off weapon to be launched from maritime patrol aircraft for use against hostile surface combatants was performed at the request of the Naval Air Test Center. The purpose of this thesis was to study the feasibility of developing a low-cost, anti-ship missile for air ASW platforms. A mission threat analysis was conducted to determine the lethality of probable targets and to determine required missile performance characteristics. Current design methods and techniques were used to calculate the necessary missile geometry to meet the derived performance characteristics. An evaluation of navigation laws was conducted to determine the most appropriate flight profile for the missile. The control system was tailored to meet the specifications of the selected navigation law. An investigation of passive and active homing devices was conducted. A low cost seeker to adequately locate and track targets of interest was examined. A target engagement model was used to verify the missile's maneuverability. This model demonstrated that the missile could intercept highly maneuvering craft when launched from a desirable stand-off distance.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Klaszky, Robert A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-09);The Telemetry (TM) Tracker system is designed to determine time, space, and position information (TSPI) of an airborne missile by detecting its telemetry signal at a number of receiver sites. Doppler frequency measurements ...
Design and testing of a caseless solid-fuel integral-rocket ramjet engine for use in small tactical missiles. Fruge, Keith J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1991-09);An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of a low-cost, caseless, solid-fuel integral-rocket ramjet (IRSFRJ) that has no ejecta. Analytical design of a ramjet powered air-to-ground missile capable of ...
Boll, Gregory L. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-12);The current weighted guidelines profit policy within the Department of Defense (DOD) has been the subject of numerous studies over the past four decades to determine its effectiveness within DoD. Many of the studies offer ...