Presentation on theme: "Infrasonic Characterization of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) Test Advanced Technologies Enabling Long-Duration Hypersonic Flight for."— Presentation transcript:
Infrasonic Characterization of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) Test Advanced Technologies Enabling Long-Duration Hypersonic Flight for Prompt Global Reach Rob Davies, USARPAC Frank Highsmith, USPACOM Chris Gastion (Kwajelein), AFTAC/DIA Dr. John Olson, Geophysical Institute, Univ Alaska, Fairbanks Jay Helmericks, Geophysical Institute, Univ Alaska, Fairbanks 5-14 Aug 2011
HTV-2A Planned Mission Trajectory and Timeline 2
HTV-2 External Configuration 0.5 inch R leading edges Elliptic nose Wing Sweep Break point GPS Frustum-Antenna CLS Antenna S/C Band Antenna (2) Windward slice Split-windward flaps Reaction Control System GPS Aft- Antenna Plasma Probe 3
HTV-2A Flight Path & other Assoc. Ops 33.8 N, 147.1 W 26.2 N, 152.1 W 20.8 N, 169.2 W 17.6 N, 177 W 12.6 N, 176.7 E Pacific Collector OTTR- OTTR Worthy TSP 5 TSP 4 TSP 3 TSP 2 TSP 1 Pacific Collector OTTR Makaha Ridge MATSS OTTR Worthy Roi-Namur G-III Cast Glance BH-341 Tern Island chosen due to it’s proximity to flight path 4 French Frigate Shoals
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government Agencies only MDA Associate Operations Radars AEGIS - 1 AEGIS DDG located N. of Hawaii AN/TPY - 1 system located at VAFB tracking booster fly-out SBX – North of Hawaii GBR-P – RTS Electro-Optic/IR WASP - Modified DC-10, Vis, NIR, MWIR, LWIR, observe mid- glide HALO 1 & 2 - Modified Gulfstreams, Vis, NIR, MWIR, LWIR - observe mid-glide ABIR - MQ-9 Reaper /Ground Based platform operating near VAFB observing booster fly-out ALTB – Formerly ABL, Operate south of VAFB observing booster fly-out through HTV separation STSS, NFIRE, ATRR – 4 Overhead Assets (multi-wavelength) specific coverage TBD Other ESL, TEDAC, TMOps, MIDCON, TGRS
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