Accession Number : AD0693145

Title :   OPTIMAL PURSUIT IN THE HORIZONTAL PLANE,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Polkovinkov,V. I.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This article represents a mathematical analysis of the motion of two aircraft, one being pursued and the other in pursuit, and of the relationships between their trajectories. The conditions under which the trajectory of the pursuit will lead to contact with the target, and the conditions under which contact will not occur are described mathematically. The trajectories of the aircraft are assumed to be rectilinear. The methods for controlling the trajectory of the pursuit craft are expressed mathematically with the condition of arbitrary thrust constant of the engines and in consideration of the fuel reserves required to accomplish the maneuver. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL WARFARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), FLIGHT PATHS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, MISSION PROFILES, USSR

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE