Accession Number : ADA323096

Title :   Graphical Display of a Missile Endgame Scenario.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Moritz, Joseph E.

PDF Url : ADA323096

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : Traditionally, computer programs to model and simulate air-to-air missile endgame engagements have focused on improving the underlying probability of kill models. This focus, however, understates the benefits of current computer graphics technology for visualization and direct manipulation of missile endgame parameters and building engagement understanding through real-time, three dimensional simulation of the endgame. Our research has been to develop a versatile simulation system to display the missile endgame parameters and allow graphical interaction with these parameters. This program also allows the user to view animated engagements of previously designed endgames. The current project scope is to provide user feedback of multiple fixed cone fuzes, warhead fragment trajectories, and target damage incurred by warhead detonation given a particular set of missile and target endgame encounter parameters. Our implementation, the AFIT Missile Endgame Simulator (AMES), achieves its goals using a Motif/Inventor graphical user interface to change engagement parameters through both text input and direct object manipulation. It also allows these engagements to be animated over time to help develop intuition about the objects' interactions.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *WAR GAMES, *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SCENARIOS, DATA MANAGEMENT, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, KILL PROBABILITIES, REAL TIME, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, THESES, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, GUIDED MISSILE FUZES, FRAGMENTATION WARHEADS, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE