Accession Number : AD0906655

Title :   WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION - PHASE I. VOLUME VI. AUTOPILOT PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 70,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : WHITEHOUSE, G. D. ; Caluda, M. J. ; McPhate, A. J.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : A continuous linear mathematical model for a human operator in the role of a pilot for an attacking aircraft fighter simulation was developed. The ability of this model to perform pursuit tracking tasks subject to random evader tactics was analyzed by its implementation in a six-degree-of-freedom fire control simulation. For this model to be completely realistic in every flight regime, an optimization procedure was incorporated into the simulation to adjust the variable parameters of the pilot model in order to achieve the desired pursuit tracking results in the most direct way. As a means of evaluating the simulated human performance, the attacking aircraft maneuver obtained from the simulation was subjected to a series of spectral analysis operations in which the frequency content of the aircraft simulation was compared to that obtained from an actual combat flight maneuver in which the evader performed the same tactics as were used for the simulated evader. The results indicate that the continuous model for the human pilot can be used to simulate precision tracking for long periods of time and for a variety of evasive maneuvers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUTOMATIC PILOTS, OPTIMIZATION), (*PILOTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AERIAL WARFARE, SIMULATORS), JET FIGHTERS, TRACKING, SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, MANEUVERABILITY, DATA PROCESSING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, SUBROUTINES, FLOW CHARTING.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE