Optimization Studies of Aircraft Control Variables.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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The feasibility of using an adaptive linear mathematical model to represent a human operator subjected to the task of controlling an attacking fighter aircraft was investigated. The ability of the model to perform pursuit tracking tasks subject to random evader tactics was analyzed by the implementation of the model into a six-degree-of-freedom digital fire control simulation. For the model to approach reality in every flight regime, an adaptive procedure was incorporated into the simulation in every flight regime, an adaptive procedure was incorporated into the simulation to adjust the variable gain and lead time parameters of the human model. The adaptive procedure which uses a six parameter optimization scheme similar to that developed by M. J. D. Powell achieves the desired pursuit tracking results in the most direct way. As a means of evaluating the simulated performance of the human operator when performing this task, the performance data of the attacking aircraft was subjected to a number of spectral analysis operations. These spectral operations compared the frequency content of the data obtained from the simulation to actual data obtained from combat flight maneuvers. For both sets of data the evaders performed the same identical tactics. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Statistics and Probability
- Unconventional Warfare