Accession Number : AD0594991

Title :   Terminal Guidance Simulation Study Program.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CALIF NORAIR DIV

Report Date : NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The objective of the overall program is to determine the conditions under which human participation is feasible and effective in the terminal guidance of a missile. The program includes the postulation of concepts for human aid to missile guidance during the transitional and terminal phases of trajectory, development of equipment to simulate a missile mission with human operator aiding guidance system, and to determine the effectiveness of human operator performance under simulated flight conditions. The guidance concepts being used in the simulation studies limit the operator's participation to guidance decision functions implemented by positioning a display screen cursor, and by actuating switches which read out data or command functional changes in system operation. All flight control functions are applied automatically with respect to the directional and/or positional references carried on-board the missile. During flight test references can be changed at the discretion of the operator to correct observed errors. The possible solutions to the guidance problem have been limited to this class of systems. The two types of concepts which have been postulated as falling within this class of guidance systems are line-of-sight guidance, and position navigating guidance.

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL GUIDANCE, SIMULATORS), TARGET RECOGNITION, SURFACE TARGETS (U) *TELEVISION GUIDANCE, AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, GUIDED BOMBS, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, INERTIAL GUIDANCE, MANEUVERABILITY, TERRAIN, OPTICAL TRACKING, COMMAND GUIDANCE, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ANALOG COMPUTERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DECISION MAKING, REAL TIME, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, OPTICAL IMAGES, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, CORRECTIONS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE