Jindivik - GONZALES

Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
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Aerospace Technologies of Australia

The Jindivik remotely piloted target aircraft was operated by the Royal Australian Navy at its Jervis Bay Range Facility (JBRF) in NSW. Jindivik could simulate the approach of a wide range of airborne threats and was used by the navy to maintain combat readiness.
Jindivik on launch trolley at Jervis Bay
Jindivik Flight Simulator
Senior Systems Engineer - Jindivik
  • Conducted functional analysis of JBRF operations and interface analysis of fleet operations.
  • Produced designs and specifications for the future Jindivik Aerial Target System.
  • Designed and developed a real-time flight simulation program for Jindivik. Using Object Pascal for Windows, it included a simulation engine and flight controls display.
  • Demonstrated the simulation system at JBRF. The simulation results correlated favourably with recorded telemetry from the aircraft.
  • Designed parts of the Jindivik Digital Autopilot containing data acquisition, flight control, command and telemetry processors.
  • Performed multi-path fading analysis on the Jindivik Telecommand link using VCCALC┬«.
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