Accession Number : ADA185268

Title :   Determining the Maximum Number of Radar Controlled Interceptor Aircraft by a Tactical Air Defense System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Clements, Donald W

PDF Url : ADA185268

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : This research used computer simulation to develop a method to determine the maximum number of interceptors that can be simultaneously controlled in a theater tactical air defense scenario. Intercept control is provided by air weapons controllers assigned to the radar systems that make up the Tactical Air Control system (TACS). Analysis of a research questionnaire indicated that the average weapons controller could simultaneously control either 3.41 or 4.71 flights of interceptor aircraft depending on the range of the interceptor internal radar system (less than/greater than 50 miles against a one square meter target). The computer simulation was built so that the average control capability of the entire theater closely approximated this average capacity.

Descriptors :   *RADAR EQUIPMENT, *AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTION, *AIR DEFENSE, *AIRBORNE WARNING AND CONTROL SYSTEM, RADAR JAMMING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, AIRBORNE, THESES

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE