Accession Number : AD0745999

Title :   Analysis of Piloted Weapon Delivery: F-4C Dive Bombing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hovde,Robert John

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : A model of the pilot-aircraft system is used to relate pilot tracking performance to overall weapon delivery accuracy. This permits the evaluation of the control and guidance aspects of manual weapon delivery in terms of the closed-loop parameter of impact error. All essential task problems are evaluated as integral elements of weapon delivery rather than as isolated subsystems. Specifically, a linear expression for impact error is developed in terms of the task variables directly under the pilot's control. By considering each of the pilot inputs to be a random variable, a statistical model of the propagation of the pilot-induced errors into impact errors is developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*DIVE BOMBING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, BOMBING, PILOTS, INTERACTIONS, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, RANDOM VARIABLES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE