Accession Number : ADA290448

Title :   Sensor Preview Imagery (SPI): Target Preview from Off-Board Sensor for Strike Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr 90-Jan 93,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Skelly, June ; Marshak, William ; Eller, Mike ; Irvin, Janet ; Perez, William

PDF Url : ADA290448

Report Date : AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : This report describes the development of a concept for obtaining imagery from an off-board sensor that provides previews of the target area. An off-aircraft launched image-transmitting sensor platform, a Sensor Preview Imagery (SPI), would provide the crew with target pre-looks, overlooks and aft looks, thereby providing the aircrew information such as target position, status and defensive countermeasure employment. A land (railyard attack) mission was used to examine parameters for SPI launch points, airspeeds, altitudes, fields-of-view, look-down angles, tactical maneuvers and modes of platform control. Following the system requirements analyses phase, a man-in-the-loop simulation was conducted to refine the derived parameters with crew member input. The simulation study resulted in objective and subjective data for the evaluation of the SPI concept. On average, the optimum attack plan was selected between 53% to 73% of the time. Accuracy varied as a function of the target laydown. The input from the crew members served to refine the man-machine interface and the concept of employment for a non-maneuvering SPI.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT DETECTION, *AIR STRIKES, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, INPUT, CONTROL, SIMULATION, MEASUREMENT, POSITION(LOCATION), OPTIMIZATION, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, EMPLOYMENT, FLIGHT CREWS, INTERFACES, PARAMETERS, ATTACK, ACCURACY, TARGETS, PLATFORMS, CREWS, AIRSPEED, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MANEUVERS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE