Accession Number : AD0816286

Title :   AN INTRODUCTION TO LAUNCH ACCEPTABILITY REGIONS

Corporate Author : VEDA INC ANN ARBOR MI

PDF Url : AD0816286

Report Date : 12 May 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This report is intended to be a general orientation in the subject of air-to-air missile Launch Acceptability Region (LAR) diagrams. To this end a qualitative and quantative description of the various weapon system performance characteristics pertinent to the determination of LAR diagrams is presented. Each of the characteristics are treated separately with a discussion including the general nature of the characteristic, LAR regions where it can be expected to apply and where possible, equations describing its influence on LAR diagrams. Where examples of LAR diagrams and system performance characteristics have been presented they have been made as specific as possible without requiring security classification. The LAR characteristics and limiting factors discussed in this report, may be determined with a three-dimensional, five-degree of freedom, non- linear trim aerodynamic digital computer simulation.

Descriptors :   *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, AERIAL TARGETS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, CLIMBING, GEOMETRY, GIMBALS, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, HOMING DEVICES, INERTIAL GUIDANCE, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, LAUNCHING, MANEUVERABILITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MISS DISTANCE, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PROPORTIONAL NAVIGATION, RADAR EQUIPMENT, RANGE(DISTANCE), TARGET ACQUISITION

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE