Accession Number : ADP002856

Title :   The Lock-on-Before-Launch Weapon Delivery and Display/Control Consideration,

Corporate Author : DORNIER G M B H FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (GERMANY F R) AVIONICS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Boecking,K.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : For successful attacks against ground targets, the Federal Republic of Germany intends to procure TV-guided missiles of the type AN/AGM-65B MAVERICK. This missile is guided by a TV-seeker head with scene magnification. The weapon delivery is based on LOCK-ON-BEFORE-LAUNCH. The time between target recognition and launch is very tight, so that the weapon aiming procedure has to be as efficient as possible. This paper describes investigations to provide basic test data to assess different methods of target acquisition and missile seeker aiming and lock-on. In addition, the pilot workload with different controls and displays is assessed and methods of reduction derived. Different weapon information and Weapon-Video-Display-Systems and their advantages and disadvantages were investigated. The accuracy and speed of weapon aiming should be especially evaluated. Criteria for choice of display system are: pilot's workload, reaction time to lock-on, and possibilities of multiple target combat in the first attack.

Descriptors :   *Television guidance, Television display systems, Locking(Electronics), Image processing, Air to surface missiles, Head up displays, Target acquisition, Target recognition, Pilots, Workload, Quick reaction, Target designators, Aiming, Guided missile targets, Surface targets, Avionics, West Germany

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE