Accession Number : ADA254696

Title :   Simulator, Tactical Use, Flare (STUF) Project Final Report.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 2 Jul 89-30 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CRANE DIV IN

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Paul R. ; Sanders, Tommy J. ; Huxhold, Russell J.

Report Date : 11 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Large numbers of infrared (IR) decoy flares, which are used to counter IR missile threats, have been expended during past training exercises of Naval combat pilots. In an effort to maintain a current level of training using the most cost-effective manner, a low cost training simulator was desired. The deployment to relatively low cost simulators in place of decoy flares during training exercise will be a savings of nearly 50% of the cost of the expendable used. Simulator, Tactical Use, Flare (STUF) has been developed for use as a training substitution for decoy flares. The purpose of this round is complete visual simulation of an expendable decoy flare. A complete review of the design phase, design optimization, and engineering tests will be presented.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *INFRARED FLARES, *NAVAL TRAINING, PILOTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DECOYS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Optical Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE