Accession Number : AD0702087

Title :   AN AIR TO SURFACE MISSILE SIMULATION USING A DIGITAL SIMULATION LANGUAGE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Whitehouse,G. D. ; Caluda,Mario ; McPhate,A. J.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A six degree of freedom air to ground missile simulation is developed utilizing a digital simulation language. The simulation incorporates all aerodynamic coefficients and missile characteristics to completely describe missile performance over various flight regimes. Development of the simulation is done in modular form wherever possible to increase the flexibility and to cause a more general simulation. A typical flight regime is given using data for a particular missile and the results indicated a miss distance of 7 feet from a launch position of nearly 30 miles away. All miss distances appear to be less than the Circular Error Probable for the missile in the cases attempted. The digital simulation language used in the simulation affords an efficient and simplified method for the dynamic modeling of a complex missile system. The program could be extended to other systems both air to air and ground to air without undue difficulty. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, *GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES), (*EQUATIONS OF MOTION, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, SIMULATION, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, DESCENT TRAJECTORIES, SPIN STABILIZED AMMUNITION, CRUCIFORM WINGS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, MISS DISTANCE, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, LAUNCHING, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE