METHODS OF DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF INTERCEPTOR FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS. VOLUME 7
NORTHROP AIRCRAFT INC HAWTHORNE CA
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This volume proposes to describe first, the system considerations that must be made in the design of fire control systems second, evaluation techniques for the designed system and finally, methods for estimating weapon system effectiveness. The fire control discussions are limited specifically to the case in which the carrier is an interceptor to be used against bomber targets. The basic weapons carried by the interceptor are assumed to be air-to-air guided missiles, The fundamental fire control problem is that of launching missiles from the interceptor at a target in a manner that will ensure a high probability of target kill, The ideal way to design an optimum system is by synthesizing it from the design objectives and the performance specification, This report proposes a basic system, then analyzes this system in order to optimize the parameters. This procedure, although not purely one of synthesis, will yield the best fire control system in the least time.
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