East Coast Tactical Aircrew Combat Training System Facility Expansion Concept Study,
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV
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This brief study was performed as per the request of the Naval Air Systems Command. This report presents the results of a facility concept study and preliminary cost estimates for the future expansion of the East Coast Tactical Aircrew Combat Training System TACTS. The present TACTS is located approximately 30 miles east of Kitty Hawk, NC, and consists of four template type towers. These towers are in 81 ft., 93 ft., and two towers in 105 ft. of water. The direction of the proposed expansion is unknown therefore, the exact water depths at each new remote location is uncertain. These water depths could range from 150 ft. to 6000 ft. depending on the direction of expansion. Each proposed expansion would require as many as three new remote structures and would use the existing TACTS towers as the master stations for these remotes. The study considered vertical extensions to the existing towers to facilitate required line of sight microwave data transmission to and from range expansion units. Expansion areas considered resulted in conceptualizing structures for shallow and deep water conditions.
- Marine Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology