Accession Number : AD0476703


Title :   LOW ALTITUDE PENETRATION PARAMETRIC STUDY. LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT SIMULATION ANALYSIS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : LING-TEMCO-VOUGHT INC DALLAS TX LTV VOUGHT AERONAUTICS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Chan, Paul T


Report Date : 01 Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 72


Abstract : Defense capability has been greatly improved by recent advances in anti-air weaponry. To maximize the survival of attack aircraft, it is necessary to degrade the defense's effectiveness by forcing it to operate under unfavorable conditions. At low altitude, penetrators can utilize terrain masking features to escape early warning detection, and to degrade effectiveness of anti-air weapon systems by reducing available firing time or by inducing additional errors to the weapon system, resulting in increased penetrator survival. On the other hand, low altitude flight operation can be hazardous, especially over rough terrain, because of increased terrain collision probability. This is compounded if high penetration speed is required. In addition, human tolerance limits restrict applicability of low altitude flight operations. It is the objective of this report to investigate these problem areas, and to provide guidelines to establish performance criteria for future system development. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT , ATMOSPHERIC MOTION , LOW ALTITUDE , ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , PENETRATION , TERRAIN , GUSTS , GUST LOADS , DETECTION , VELOCITY , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , EVASION , KILL PROBABILITIES , TURBULENCE , SIMULATION


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE