Accession Number : AD0769595

Title :   An Engineering and Programming Guide for a Six Degree of Freedom, Terminal Homing Simulation Program.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Ball,R. F. ; Lee,W. W. , Jr. ; Lewis,C. L.

Report Date : 10 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 471

Abstract : The report documents an all-digital, six degree of freedom (6DOF) simulation program which provides a realistic method for the evaluation and analysis of a terminal homing weapons system. Missile hardware components, vehicle dynamics, environment descriptions, and target motion are simulated by identifiable program modules. In some cases (e.g., the Actuator and Autopilot modules), both high and low frequency models are available, allowing simulations to be tailored to user needs. Two gimballed seekers are modeled which null on the LOS vector to provide an initial signal for proportional navigation guidance. A number of print and plot output options provide versatility of data presentation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILES, *TERMINAL HOMING), (*TERMINAL HOMING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION), GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, TERMINAL GUIDANCE, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, PROPORTIONAL NAVIGATION, LINE OF SIGHT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE