Accession Number:

AD0742998

Title:

A Method for Aerodynamic and Propulsion Design Optimization of the Short Range Dogfight Missile.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to develop a computer program by which to optimize the various missile parameters available to the missile designer of a short range one to ten mile radius missile. The missile model used in this study was required to have the capability of intercepting a target with an unspecified heading at an initial range of three miles, and an angle-off-boresight of 45 deg. The missile intercepts the target by flying a hard-over turn initially, followed by a straight-line trajectory until impact. This study demonstrates the feasibility of using a computer model, similar to the one in this paper, to check out the capabilities claimed by contractors for their missile designs.

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE