Accession Number:

AD0768353

Title:

The Simulation and Analysis of a New Fire Control Technique for Launching Air-to-Air Missiles.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

Under controlled conditions the air-to-air missile has proven to be an effective weapon. However, this situation changes in the area of hard maneuvering combat where the missile system must perform under more taxing conditions. Techniques to remedy the deficiencies found in current systems range from hardware improvements to computerized methods for predicting missile firing opportunties. The study considers a fire control technique which predicts and displays a missiles maximum off-boresight capability and, in addition, allows the seeker to acquire non-boresight targets. The fire control computer considers such factors as the targets acceleration and range and the missiles performance. The philosophy of this approach is to reduce both the hardware and on-line computational requirements while incorporating pilot judgment as part of the solution to the fire control problem. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE