Accession Number : ADB019978

Title :   Digital Guided Weapons Technology. Volume III. Programmable Digital Autopilot.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 74-Nov 76

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CANOGA PARK CA MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Drgon, J. A. ; Pivar, L.

Report Date : NOV 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This report describes how current technology was used to produce a programmable digital autopilot (PDAP) capable to satisfying the requirements for three configurations of the Pave Strike glide weapon (GBU-15(V)). A digital design for the three GBU-15(V) analog autopilots was produced. From this design, the requirements for a common PDAP were determined. Two Brassboard PDAPs were then built and evaluated--one in the Hybrid Simulation Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base and one in a similar simulation at Hughes Aircraft Company. The simulation validated the design concept.

Descriptors :   *AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, *GUIDED BOMBS, *GUIDED WEAPONS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *AUTOMATIC PILOTS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, TERMINAL GUIDANCE, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE