A Methodology for the Determination of Rotary Wing Aircraft Vulnerabilities in Air-to-Air Combat Simulation.
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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This research effort proposes a methodology to calculate an aircrafts vulnerability in an air-to-air engagement. The primal processes of such an engagement--detection, acquisition, missile launch, missile intercept and probability of kill--are modeled using an electro-optical device as the source of target detection. The resultant probability of kill is depicted as a function range or a given aspect angle. This constitutes an enhancement over the traditional killno kill representation in that the entire distribution may be obtained for the selected engagement angle. Since little historical or actual test data is available for comparison, evaluation requirements for such a conceptual methodology is discusses. A recalibration process is recommended which will allow the refinement of the model as tests are conducted and observed data becomes available. Applications of the methodology results are recommended for the areas of research and development and pilot tactical training. A pilot decision logic based upon the results of executing the methodology is proposed.