Accession Number : ADB023903

Title :   An Aerial Gunnery Aerodynamic Lead Pursuit Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 76-Jun 77,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : McPhate, A. J. ; Fleming, D. R.

Report Date : JUN 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : A digital simulation of aerial gunnery was developed. A six-degree-of-freedom attacking aircraft controlled by control surface deflections was implemented to perform aerodynamic lead pursuit of an evading target. The attacker is capable of flying within the bounds of its performance envelope. The target is a coordinated flight and aerodynamically constrained model capable of some evasive logic. Three sight systems have been implemented into the simulation. The program was written in FORTRAN IV and has been checked out on the XDS Sigma 5, the IBM 360/65, and the CDC 6600 computers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL GUNNERY, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ATTACK AIRCRAFT, AERIAL TARGETS, OPTICAL TRACKING, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, EVASION, GUN SIGHTS, TARGET LEAD INDICATORS, TARGET ACQUISITION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, SUBROUTINES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER LOGIC, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ALGORITHMS, FLIGHT ENVELOPE, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, FORTRAN.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE