Accession Number : AD0717745

Title :   Analog Simulation of an Air Force Air to Air Missile Guidance System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Greenberg,David B.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of an all-analog simulation of an Air Force air-to-air missile. The simulation was based on a block diagram transfer function representation of the total system supplied by the Air Force Armament Laboratory to the Louisiana State University project team. This effort represents the completion of Phase I of a two phase project, with Phase II to be concerned with using the capabilities of the hybrid computer at LSU to make the simulation more effective and more powerful. Work on Phase II is currently underway. This report discusses the analog programming details and the problems encountered, and presents output from the analog simulation for comparison with digital output generated by a MIMIC program on an IBM 7094 computer. It was concluded that the analog generated solution compares favorably with the digital solutions. As sometimes happens with complex simulations, the complement of hardware available on the analog computer was insufficient to permit the simulation to be run for all the cases submitted. It is expected that the Phase II work will permit the problem to be run for all cases through the transfer of certain non-linear representations in the model to the digital computer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AIR TO AIR MISSILES, GUIDANCE), AUTOMATIC PILOTS, DETECTORS, HOMING DEVICES, SIMULATION, ANALOG COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE