Catapult Performance and Interface Requirements for Launch of BQM-34 Vehicles
TELEDYNE RYAN AERONAUTICAL SAN DIEGO CA
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The report provides information for the design of a catapult launcher for the Teledyne Ryan BQM-34A and BQM-34F series of drones. Information provides performance and vehicle interface data for an independent contractor to prepare cost estimates for the design and manufacture of a catapult launcher. Curves of engine data are provided for various temperature and pressure conditions. Aerodynamic loads for various pitch attitudes up to 250 KEAS are included. Limit load factor envelopes and limit loads for the present ground launch fittings are presented. Conclusions based on the results of a six-degree-of-freedom dynamic simulation study for a catapult launch of a BQM-34A with the LSI AA37G-8 autopilot are given.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Terminal Flight Facilities