Accession Number : AD0782628

Title :   Turn Maneuvering Tactics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 73-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSOCIATES INC JERICHO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Kelley,Henry J. ; Lefton,Leon

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Circling encounters between aircraft modelled in energy approximation are studied in a differential game setting. Capture is defined in terms of turn-angle and a derived altitude-match requirement. Target sets and their capture subsets are defined and the computation of boundaries discussed and illustrated. A sufficient condition quaranteeing capture of an optimally-evading opponent in a turning chase is obtained which involves energy-rate/turn hodograph figure comparison. A qualitative description of tactics is given. Some point-mass simulation results are presented for energy-turn maneuvers in a check of validity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aerial warfare, *Game theory, Pursuit courses, Tactical warfare, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE