Accession Number : AD0859714

Title :   A Study of the Method of Pattern Search Applied to Air-to-Air Missile Parameter Optimization.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Haberbusch, Alan E.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : A study was made to determine the applicability of the Method of Pattern Search to air-to-air missile parameter optimization and to compare a multiparameter optimization technique to a one parameter optimization technique. The search method was programmed along with two missile models. Optimum missile parameters were determined using the two techniques for varying initial range and aspect angle. The optimum parameters obtained by the two techniques were compared to each other and to the initial missile parameters. The results showed the miss distance was decreased in all cases by using the search method and that for the parameters selected the two optimization techniques were equivalent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO AIR MISSILES, OPTIMIZATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, MISS DISTANCE, HOMING DEVICES, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, SEARCH THEORY, FLOW CHARTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE