Accession Number : ADP001089

Title :   Improving Air-to-Ground Gunnery Using an Attack Autopilot and a Moveable Gun,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT COLORADO SPRINGS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bauman,Edward J. ; Shepard,Randall L.

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Recent analysis indicates that an attack autopilot and moveable gun combination can improve air-to-ground survivability and effectiveness. A pursuit guidance technique is applied to a simplified point mass attacker. The attacker then pursues a psuedo (ficticious) target. The gun is moved in the opposite direction t the attacker motion to keep the rounds on the target. In this way the attacker can continue to accelerate and be less vulnerable to AAA during the attack maneuver. The moveable gun with this technique was also shown to be effective during piloted full scale simulation. For this reason an attack autopilot was designed for a realistic aircraft using modern control theory. The attack autopilot is now being implemented on the full scale simulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Weapon systems, *Symposia, *Aircraft guns, *Fire control systems, Automatic pilots, Gunnery, Air to surface, Weapon delivery, Survival(General), Antiaircraft defense systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE