Performance Evaluation of Antennas Installed on a Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) Captive Air Training Missile (CATM)
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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The captive air training missile CATM is a version of the joint standoff weapon JSOW that is to be used for training purposes. The CATM will be mounted on the wing of an F-18, yet its response to a control aircraft command must mimic that of the JSOW in free flight. The objective of this work is to determine the effect of the F-18 carriage aircraft on the performance of the CATM data link. Gain data was computed using APATCH for various CATM configurations and locations. The results indicate that there is significant degradation in the data link for mode 1 when - 90 deg less than or equal AZ less than or equal 0 deg, 0 deg less than or equal EL less than or equal 90 deg and for mode 2 when - 90 deg less than or equal AZ less than or equal 0 deg, all elevation angles. The performance is best when the CATM is located at the outer mount point on the wing.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Guided Missiles
- Computer Programming and Software