Accession Number : AD0872935

Title :   Radar Altimeter Low Altitude Control System. BQM-34A.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 May 66-20 Nov 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Farrar, Walter B., Jr

Report Date : 31 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The Radar Altimeter Low Altitude Control System (RALACS) is a Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Company built system that is to be used on the BQM-34A. A description of this system and of the testing that took place at the Air Force Missile Development Center, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, are presented in this report. The tests were conducted at 500, 450, 350, 250, 200, and 100 feet above the terrain with bank angles of 30 degrees and 45 degrees and at speeds from 320 to 380 KIAS. It was successfully demonstrated that RALACS has the capability to maintain a predetermined terrain clearance.

Descriptors :   (*RADIO ALTIMETERS, LOW ALTITUDE), (*TERRAIN AVOIDANCE, RADIO ALTIMETERS), FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, TARGET DRONES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FLIGHT TESTING, LAUNCHING.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE