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Mineseeker Mine Detecting Airship

Sensors

Electro-optical sensor

Wescam camera

Radar

Range resolution

5 cm

Azimuthal resolution

0.5 m

Instantaneous bandwidth

3 GHz over

Frequency range

200 MHz to over 3GHz.

Pulsewidth of impulse waveforms

> 100 pseconds

Peak power

1 MW

Airship dimensions

Volume

1,900 cu m helium gas

Length

40 m

Height

13 m

Width

11 m

Weight

2000 kg

Gondola dimensions

Length

4 m

Width

1.5 m

Seating

5, pilot + 4 operations crew

Engines

Engines

2 x Limbach L-2000

Engine power

2 x 68 hp

Fuel capacity

69 US gallons

Performance

Maximum lift

560 kg

Maximum airspeed

45 knots

Airborne duration on station

13 hours

Avionics

Navigation/ communications

2 sets King 155

Mode C transponder

King KT76A

VOR/ILS (VHF radio ranging/Instrument landing system)

KI 204

Global positioning system

Apollo 820

Flight instrumentation

ASI air speed indicator

United 8000 B510

AH artificial horizon

DG directional gyroscope

TRI turn rate indicator

Variometer

Altimeter

United 5934 PAD-1
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