Accession Number : AD0745997

Title :   Analysis of Piloted Weapon Delivery: Strafing Performance of a Foreign Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hartmann,William P.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : In order to determine whether the weapon delivery accuracy of an aircraft for which the aerodynamic stability derivatives were not known could be estimated, the strafing performance of an unspecified foreign tactical fighter was analyzed. The stability derivatives were estimated from the physical characteristics of the aircraft using standard stability and control methods. Also, by the use of classical control theory, the probable control system of the aircraft was formulated. Then, with an analytical pilot model in the aircraft's control loop, the tracking error was estimated and combined with other pilot-induced errors in a statistical model which predicts impact errors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*AERIAL GUNNERY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), IMPACT PREDICTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Psychology
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE