Accession Number : ADA020064

Title :   AMRL Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) System Simulation Study III Results.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Mills,Robert G. ; Aume,Nilss M. ; Bachert,Robert F.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The ARML RPV System Simulation and Research Program was initiated in response to requirements for support of the design of the man-machine/environment interface of AF RPV systems. The major objectives of the AMRL RPV System Simulation and Research Program are as follows: (1) Perform RPV system design evaluation studies, i.e. evaluate alternative design configurations, assumptions, operating procedures, etc.; (2) Assess RPV system effectiveness, i.e. evaluate the expected effectiveness of a given system configuration such as its overall probability of achieving a target, etc.; (3) Provide man-machine/environment interface engineering data, i.e. recommend displays, etc.; (4) Test bed new technology, e.g. evaluate effectiveness of contractor designed consoles, video bandwidth compression techniques, etc. The results of the third simulation study are reported herein. This study included automatic RPV heading correction and position report smoothing functions in the simulation. The study employed scenarios requiring a limited number of support mission RPVs, via reprogramming, to provide coverage for a set of Strike RPVs (or manned vehicles). The study evaluates RPV system performance under the simultaneous effects of RPV Position Reporting Range and Azimuth Errors, RPV Automatic Heading Correction Cross Track Threshold, Total Number of RPVs Under System Control, and Ratio of Strike Set to Type of Support Vehicle Set. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Remotely piloted vehicles, *Man machine systems, *Computer programs, *Computerized simulation, Digital computers, Air Force operations, Military strategy, Military tactics, Navigation, Guidance, Weapon system effectiveness, Combat vehicles, Systems engineering, Position finding, Corrections

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE