Accession Number : AD0746001

Title :   Analysis of Piloted Weapon Delivery: F-4C Strafing with High Gain Control Augmentation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Morton,David G.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : Research was undertaken to analytically predict strafing accuracy of the F-4C aircraft with an experimental high gain control augmentation system incorporated. A model of the pilot-aircraft is formulated which relates pilot tracking performance to overall strafing accuracy. This model permits realistic determination of the essential flight control system dynamic performance characteristics. Projectile impact error is expressed in terms of errors in the task variables which are directly under the pilot's control. Mathematical representations of the aircraft, the control system dynamics, the turbulence environment, and the human pilot are used to estimate the tracking error contribution. (Author)

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE