Accession Number : AD0721567

Title :   A Method for the Simulation of a Helicopter in a Tactical Environment Using Rand's TACTICS Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Maier,Robert Alex

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The TACTICS computer program developed by the RAND Corporation has the capability of simulating three-body, three-dimensional tactical situations. This study investigates the problem of using the TACTICS program when one of the bodies is to have the characteristics of a helicopter. The difference between the forces acting on a helicopter and the forces assumed by the TACTICS PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED, AND A METHOD TO SIMULATE THE HELICOPTER IS PRESENTED. The basic idea of this method is to 'fly' a hypothetical fixed-wing aircraft with parameters which enable it to perform like a helicopter. The programming required to simulate several basic helicopter maneuvers is discussed, and two examples of a helicopter in a tactical environment are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TACTICAL WARFARE), (*TACTICAL WARFARE, HELICOPTERS), MILITARY OPERATIONS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, LIFT, DRAG, GUIDED MISSILES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE