Accession Number:

ADA175724

Title:

Development of Flight Performance Algorithms and a Tactical Computer Aided Mission Planning System for the A-7E Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

This thesis presents a fully developed, tactically oriented computer aided mission planning system for the A7E aircraft. The system is designed to be extremely easy to operate by someone with no computer experience, and is a replacement for 53 NATOPS performance charts that are most applicable to flight and mission planning. High altitude performance, as well as low altitude and maximum range performance, are available. Tactical navigation routes may be entered, edited, and saved in a disk file. Navigation computations are linked with aircraft performance to provide printout of a completed mission planning jet log. Numerical techniques for obtaining analytical expressions from chart and tabular data included multiple linear regression analysis, curve fitting, and cross plotting of regression coefficients. The computer program results have been correlated with NATOPS data and actual flight test, and have been found to be highly accurate. The program is designed to be run on the IBM PCXTAT and compatible computers with a minimum of 256K memory available. Keywords Aircraft performance, Computerized Mission Planning, IBM-PC, Attack bombers.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE