Accession Number : AD0764499

Title :   Description and FORTRAN Simulation of MK 86 AA Ballistics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kidd,Delbert Ray

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The GFCS MK86 solves the ballistics problem for the 5 inch/54 gun iteratively using table look-ups. Each ballistics parameter table is sub-divided two-dimensionally, corresponding to selected elevation and slant range intervals. The final value for each parameter is found by interpolating between parameter values evaluated at elevation angles which bracket the actual elevation angle. The report describes the method of determining the ballistics solution for AA cartesian ballistics. A description of the ballistics geometry is presented, together with a FORTRAN simulation of the MK86 computer program and a listing of the ballistics tables used in this system. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*INTERCEPT TRAJECTORIES, DATA PROCESSING), (*ANTIAIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *RADAR RANGE COMPUTERS), TARGET ACQUISITION, RADAR TARGETS, BALLISTICS, ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNNERY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE