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Elimona Hawkeye AEW Tiltrotor aircraft by Stealthflanker Elimona Hawkeye AEW Tiltrotor aircraft by Stealthflanker
-AEW power on the back of your destroyer-

Captain Jonathan Bridges- Morning Glory class Air Defense Destroyer captain.

Elimona Hawkeye, an iteration from our Belinda Hawkeye compound aircraft. This aircraft is designed mainly to provide "extension" to fleet air defense and anti surface warfare, providing acquisition, precision tracking and target designation to its carrier vessel.

The ELIMONA Phased Array Radar in the dorsally mounted "saucer" is the key devices to provide above mentioned capability. It built based on our naval CANARIA Radar of our Canaria Shilmea naval AEW, using similar processing but different operating band where ELIMONA operates at C-Band (6-8 Ghz) This operating band is a compromise between requirement of precision tracking capability and environment (multipath, absorbance by atmosphere..etc).

The radar is also capable of uplinking mid course guidance to air defense missiles and designate target for engagement by Yakhont anti ship missile.

The maximum instrumented range for ELIMONA is 450 km for large ships, fighter aircraft with RCS of 3 Sqm is detected at 160 km. The Radar has 3 m width antenna with array height of 1,13 m. total peak power performance of the Radar is over 40 Kilowatt with 40% duty cycle.

Cooling is a liquid based using PAO (Poly Alpha Olein) which will later dump the heat to the air.

Processing of radar image and data however is done on board the carrier vessel, using similar datalink channel as our Yevonia (same capability but cannot be deployed in all weather and sea state)

Unlike other tilt rotor such as V-22 Osprey, Elimona did not use turboshaft engine or its turbofan engine to power the rotor. Instead the rotor is powered using permanent magnet motor. The motor draws power from podded 1 Mw rated generator located near the Elimona's wing root. The generator is later "spun" by the turbofan engine.

Power generation for the ELIMONA radar set use different generator set located in the fuselage but powered by same turbofan engine.

Length Overall : 18,46 m
Width (wingspan) : 19,46 m
Height (deployed) : 4,74 m
Width Stowed : 8,28 m
Height Stowed : 6,2 m
Crew : 2

AEW Saucer Height : 1,13 m
AEW Saucer Diameter : 5,52 m

Antenna Height : 0,57 m
Antenna Width : 3,8 m

Rotor Diameter (Deployed) : 11,23 m
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Very nice dude I like it's body
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks :D
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Your very welcome dude
templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Nice render!
wbyrd Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
very sleek, very lethal..and sexy for a AWACS.
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks
RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Very nice work, great model and a cool write up for it too. Its nice to see the interest and effort put into your own work.
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks :D

vAonom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its powerfull! I like what u have made.
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks.
CarrieMoore Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting concept, but I think the fact that you have this as a tilt-rotor would limit the radar band to a very narrow area in front of the aircraft. If this was a standard prop-driven plane, then it would be slightly more effective.
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments.

I do not see any problem though.

If take a look at this image of mine..depicting the Mainlobe of the Radar antenna, you may notice that there is no interference between the tilt engine and the Radar antenna. Thus surveillance capability is not hampered.


The blue elipse is the antenna's mainlobe, and the red box is the search sector.

So even in hover, Elimona can still do surveillance work.

And let's not forget on how a tiltrotor actually fly...where the rotor is used to provide thrust to move forward, while lift is generated by the wings.

For example let's take a look on the XV-15

So when Elimona entered "aircraft mode" the tilt engine will be tilted back to horizontal position, and together with the turbofan engine, generates forward thrust just like any other prop driven planes.

Thus how could be any interference of aperture blocking ?
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