Accession Number : ADA318746

Title :   Autopilot Control Strategies for Reducing Weapon Separation Transient Motion,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP DULUTH GA AUTONETICS MISSILES SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ehrich, Ralph D. ; Lamb, Mark N.

PDF Url : ADA318746

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : One of the essential elements in assessing the effectiveness of a weapon system is the determination of the separation characteristics of the weapon system from its release platform. The release platform can impart significant transient motion on the weapon due to flow field interference effects, This, in turn, can result in limitations in the employment envelope of the weapon system. When the AGM-130 air-to-ground missile system was integrated with the F-15E aircraft, this aircraft-induced transient motion was found to be excessive. To increase the employment capability of this weapon system, a program was undertaken to develop new autopilot control strategies. This paper presents a definition of the problem, the proposed solution, and the results of subsequent flight testing.

Descriptors :   *AUTOMATIC PILOTS, *AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, FLIGHT TESTING, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, PITCH(MOTION), FLOW FIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, JET FIGHTERS, FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), EXTERNAL STORE SEPARATION.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE