Accession Number : ADA141324

Title :   A Simulation Model to Evaluate Aircraft Survivability and Target Damage during Offensive Counterair Operations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Foley,M J ; Gress,S G , Jr

PDF Url : ADA141324

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 263

Abstract : Offensive counterair missions are essential to insure air supremacy. Effective allocation of aircraft for these missions requires consideration of the likely benefits and costs. The purpose of this thesis was to develop a methodology which could be used to assess the likely target damage and the resulting attrition of friendly aircraft during offensive counterair missions. The specific problem addressed was a mission of two aircraft attacking an area target at an enemy airfield. The area of operations was contained within a ten mile radius circle centered on the airfields runway. Located within this area were the target and ground based defenses. A simulation model based on the SLAM language was built, but extensive use of Fortran was also made in the model. The continuous system capabilities of SLAM were used to investigate three-dimensional aircraft movements, threat engagements, and pilot reactions. The extensive use of the Fortran logic simplifies the understanding of the SLAM language required to use the model. Included in this Fortran logic is an analytical routine used to assess target damage due to weapons effects. Thsi routine is based on a methodology contained in the Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *AIRCRAFT MODELS, *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, *DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, *SURVIVABILITY, COUNTERMEASURES, ENEMY, LANDING FIELDS, AREA BOMBING, SURFACE TARGETS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, FORTRAN, SCENARIOS, MISSIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE