Accession Number:

AD0766890

Title:

Differential Game Barriers and Their Application in Air-to-Air Combat

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

252.0

Abstract:

The mathematical theory of perfect information, zero-sum, differential games is used as an analytical tool to learn as much as possible about the one-on-one, air-to-air combat problem and the problem parameters which have major effect on its outcome. The primary emphasis is on differential game Barrier theory and the application of the Barrier as an analytical tool for air-to-air combat analysis. A series of progressively more complex air-to-air combat models is developed and solved in such a way that the solution results of a given model have direct input to the more complex model that follows and learning from one model to the next is accumulative. The importance of the Barrier, its shape and its sensitivity to aircraft design parameters is discussed and demonstrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE