Accession Number:

ADA248169

Title:

An Analysis of Escort Formations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

This study used computer simulation to investigate escort fighter formations unknown interceptor threat environment. A USAF computer simulation model, TAC , was used to simulate air combat between the escorts and the interceptors in several different combat scenarios. The escort formations were defined by the vertical and horizontal distances of the escort fighters from the main strike body. Interceptors-were characterized as one of two types of fighters with dissimilar aircraft frames and missile firing ranges. A central composite design was used to mathematically model the effect of escort formations and interceptor type on the survivability of the s and escorts. Three mathematical models were developed to represent the dependent variables of surviving escorts and bombers , surviving escort fighters , and surviving bombers . Within the limits of the experimental design, only the type of the incoming enemy interceptors was found to have a significant effect on the survivability of the friendly fighters. Air Combat Simulation, Response Surface Methodology, Escort Formations

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE