Accession Number:

AD0734167

Title:

VP Optimum Flight Path.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 70-31 Aug 71,

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

Time optimal trajectoris for the P-3C ASW aircraft are developed. The optimization program is based on the use of the Energy State Approximation and a unique graphical construct. Certain features of the program are verified by comparison to NATOPS manual flight test results, while verification of the actual time savings reported requires implementation of a recommended flight test program. This study establishes that flight path optimization procedures and a minimal data base can now be used in improving operational performance. For the P-3C application, increases in the average transit speeds of up to to 70 knots were demonstrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE