Accession Number:

AD0777847

Title:

Application of an Optimal Control Pilot Model to Air-To-Air Combat

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The two-dimensional longitudinal kinematics of air-to-air combat tracking with a lead computing optical sight system were simulated on an analog computer. Three pilots flew three different aircraft configurations on the fixed-base simulator at 3000- and 1000-foot ranges against a target driven to RMS accelerations of 3.5 G and 5.0 G by filtered, white, Gaussian noise. Averaged RMS data were recorded on attackers elevator deflection, pitch rate, lead angle, line of sight to the target, and tracking error for each case.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE