Accession Number : AD0768353

Title :   The Simulation and Analysis of a New Fire Control Technique for Launching Air-to-Air Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Puckett,Lee Duane ; Haas,Cecil David

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : Under controlled conditions the air-to-air missile has proven to be an effective weapon. However, this situation changes in the area of hard maneuvering combat where the missile system must perform under more taxing conditions. Techniques to remedy the deficiencies found in current systems range from hardware improvements to computerized methods for predicting missile firing opportunties. The study considers a fire control technique which predicts and displays a missile's maximum off-boresight capability and, in addition, allows the seeker to acquire non-boresight targets. The fire control computer considers such factors as the target's acceleration and range and the missile's performance. The philosophy of this approach is to reduce both the hardware and on-line computational requirements while incorporating pilot judgment as part of the solution to the fire control problem. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO AIR MISSILES, *AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, AERIAL WARFARE, PURSUIT COURSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE