Accession Number : ADA188415

Title :   User's Manual for Generating Supersonic Data Bases for Military Operations Areas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan-15 Oct 86,

Corporate Author : SPECTRUM SCIENCES AND SOFTWARE INC FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Personal Author(s) : LeBlanc, Robert E

PDF Url : ADA188415

Report Date : 15 Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This report documents the development of supersonic data bases for five military operations areas (MOAs) and presents a user's guide to the two programs that were used to develop the data bases. Data bases were developed for Holloman, Luke, Oceana, Tyndall and Nellis MOAs. These data bases were generated on the Tyndall AFB Cyber Computer using two computer programs (MOAOPS and BOOM-MAP) developed by BBN Laboratories that extract and analyze data from the Tactical Air Crew Training Systems/Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (TACTS/ACMI) manufactured by Cubic Corporation. The TACTS/ACMI system digitizes various positional and performance parameters of the aircraft on the range at frequent intervals for later replay in graphic or tabular form during aircrew debriefings. The MOAOPS program extracts information from TACTS/ACMI mission standard data tapes and compiles a library of engineering data concerning the supersonic operations. The BOOM-MAP program calculates various statistics on the supersonic operations. It also calculates expected sonic boom levels on the ground based on the extracted information. The results of the work performed on this contract verify the production capability of the MOAOPS and BOOM-MAP programs for extracting and analyzing data from TACTS/ACMI data tapes. Output form the BOOM-MAP program in terms of supersonic and boom producing flight track maps and noise contour maps, provide the environmental and range planner with important and useful tools to analyze MOA operations.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, *PROGRAMMING MANUALS, *SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTOURS, DATA PROCESSING, FLIGHT, MAGNETIC TAPE, MAPS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, PRODUCTION, SONIC BOOM, USER MANUALS, AIRCRAFT NOISE, OUTPUT, CHARTS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Acoustics
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE