Accession Number:

AD0911738

Title:

A Research and Development Program to Develop an Improved Model for Aerial Gunnery Effectiveness. Volume III. Performance Analysis of Pilot Perceived Fireline (PAPPF).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., Aug 71-Sep 72,

Corporate Author:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COLL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

273.0

Abstract:

In an effort to delineate relevant influences upon the Aim Wander phenomenon in air-to-air gunnery, the dynamic behavior of the sight pipper versus the target was analyzed for 118 data sets from the Air Force Combat Hassle. Four digital computer programs were developed and used to analyze the extensive data that represented the motion of the Pipper pilot Perceived Fireline relative to the target. These four programs were used 1 to perform a statistical evaluation of the motion of the pipper with respect to the target, 2 to compute the pipper velocity with respect to the target and analyze this data, 3 to smooth the pipper position data and then to perform a draw analysis on this smoothed data, and 4 to categorize, store, and retrieve the analyzed data from 1, 2, and 3. These programs were designed and written so that they can be easily applied to other multiple data sets. The tracking error of the sight pipper versus the target was considered the Aim Wander as the pilot must perceive the pipper as the fireline. The effects 1 target tracking, 2 range, 3 target evasiveness, 4 angleoff, 5 load factor, 6 attacker gees, 7 target maneuver, 8 firing burst length, and 9 draw rate, were analyzed with respect to the Aim Wander.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE