Accession Number : AD0777583

Title :   The Development of a Fire Control System for Off-Boresight Launch of 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) : Green,Robert D. ; Bergeman,Gerald M.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Aerial combat places extreme demands on aircraft, weapon, and pilot performance. The probability of success with present air-to-air missiles varies with a number of parameters, and the pilot's problem of correlating the changing variables and recognizing true firing opportunities in a maneuvering environment is complex. The report presents an attack concept using rear hemisphere pursuit strategies leading to off-boresight missile launch. A fire control system using parameters measurable from the attacking aircraft is developed with algorithms which predict the maximum allowable lag angle for missile success and provide an indication of maximum range. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Aerial warfare, *Air to air missiles, *Aircraft fire control systems, Computer programs, Fire control computers, Guided missile models, Guided missile trajectories, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE