Application of an Optimal Control Pilot Model to Air-To-Air Combat
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems