Accession Number : ADA017034

Title :   Application of Differential Games to Air-to-Air Combat Problems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 73-Feb 74,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Miller,L. Earl

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : Differential game barrier theory was applied to three pursuit-evasion problems. For the first problem the solution involving the angle-off constraint was directly determined from the natural barrier solution. For the second problem the capture range was relatively insensitive to the angle-off. The solution to the third problem which approximates the terminal part of air-to-air combat showed that an increase in the pursuer's speed or a decrease in his minimum radius of turn resulted in a decrease in the capture range.

Descriptors :   *AERIAL WARFARE, *GAME THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TACTICAL WARFARE, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE