Accession Number : AD0769925

Title :   Development of a Responsive Target for Tracking Tasks in the Dynamic Environmental Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Barrett,Robert P.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : Research was conducted to determine whether any of the available air-to-air combat simulations could be readily adapted to the need for a responsive target in the dynamic environmental simulator. Computer subroutines were written to make logical role and tactics decisions based on relative aircraft states, to make variations in decision parameters corresponding to differences in pilots, to provide desired control inputs to implement the role and tactics decision, and to provide for finite control rates. A test program was written incorporating the differential equations of motion of the simulated target. The equations of state of the opposing vehicle were included in the test program. Four sets of initial conditions and target flight paths were run, each involving three different pilot skill levels. The results were evaluated to determine the validity of the programmed target. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Flight simulators, Computer applications), (*Aerial warfare, *Aerial targets), Flight paths, Angle of attack, Flight simulation, Evasion, Aircraft defense systems, Decision making, Computerized simulation, Theses, Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE