A Method for Aerodynamic and Propulsion Design Optimization of the Short Range Dogfight Missile.
FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO
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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.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles