Accession Number:

AD0723649

Title:

Simulation of the Snap-Shoot Gunsight,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A new concept in fire-control computation has been devised for fixed-gun air-superiority-type aircraft called the Snap-Shoot Gunsight. The concept attempts to circumbent the limitations and deficiencies of the fixed-depression or iron sight and the lead-computing optical sight, both in common use today. The iron sight appears to be range limited the lead-computing sight is often defeated by an aggressively-maneuvering target. As part of this research, several simulations were developed to demonstrate and evaluate the new gunsight concept. This report describes one of the first of them, a hybrid-computer man-in-the-loop simulation of an aerial engagement between two independently-controllable aircraft, one equipped with a snap-shoot gunsight. Results of this simulation indicate that, although the pilots steering task might be somewhat more difficult with the snap-shoot gunsight than with the lead-computing optical sight, the snap-shoot gunsight gives the pursuit pilot accurate and positive indications of firing opportunities, even against aggressively-maneuvering targets. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE