Accession Number : AD0746000

Title :   Analysis of Piloted Weapon Delivery: F-4C Strafing with Stick-to-Rudder Interconnect.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Minnich,Thomas Gayle

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : An analysis of the pilot-aircraft system is undertaken in order to investigate weapon delivery accuracy of the McDonnell-Douglas F-4 equipment with an experimental stick-to-rudder interconnect. Pilot-vehicle analysis is used to predict the probable tracking errors in a strafing pass. These tracking errors are combined with other pilot-induced errors in a statistical model of weapon delivery in order to predict impact accuracy. The predicted errors were found to exceed those of the standard F-4. The interconnect was redesigned to minimize lateral tracking error. This redesign resulted in reduced lateral tracking error to the noise threshold level. Single-shot, gun-firing pass accuracy of the F-4 with the redesigned interconnect is compared to previously predicted and measured weapon delivery accuracy of the standard F-4. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), CONTROL STICKS, AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SURFACES, CONTROL STICKS, PILOTS, IMPACT PREDICTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE