Accession Number : AD0782307

Title :   Effects of Short Period Angle of Attack Oscillation on Air-to-Ground Weapons Dive Delivery Accuracy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gauthier,David Pierre

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : A theoretical investigation of the effects of short period angle of attack oscillation on air-to-ground weapons dive delivery accuracy was conducted. The investigation included the computer modeling of the longitudinal control system of the F-4 aircraft. This longitudinal control system was used to fly the aircraft through its standard conventional dive bomb delivery maneuver, making corrections for various dive angle errors, detected four thousand feet above release altitude. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Aerial delivery, *Dive bombing, Computerized simulation, Jet fighters, Bomb trajectories, Angle of attack, Oscillation, Circular error probable, Computer programs, Theses

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE