Accession Number : AD0746002

Title :   Analysis of Piloted Weapon Delivery: A-7D Strafing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Nickerson,Timothy J.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The study uses a unified pilot-vehicle analysis procedure to analyze the impact errors associated with a high speed, low altitude strafing pass of the A-7D aircraft. The head-up display of the A-7D is compared to the standby reticle to determine the effects of the display of tracking performance. The approach taken is to derive a linear expression of impact error in terms of errors in the task variables which are directly controlled by the pilot. By assuming each of the pilot inputs to be a random variable a statistical model for the propagation of pilot-induced errors into impact error is developed. Analytical models of the human pilot, aircraft dynamics, flight control system, and sight-display dynamics are used to estimate the tracking error resulting from the effects of turbulence. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Psychology
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE