Accession Number:

ADA310490

Title:

An Investigation of the Squadron Air Combat Training System (HAVE ACME)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 9 Jan-1 May 1996

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

The cost and limited location of air combat maneuvering instrumentation ACMI ranges make aerial combat training with accurate postflight reconstruction tools an expensive and infrequent opportunity. The Squadron Air Combat Training System SACTS was designed to capitalize on portable, lightweight Global Positioning System GPS equipment using the commercially available coarse acquisition code to provide fighter training squadrons with a low cost, limited ACMI capability. The device was carried into the cockpit where a time history of aircraft position was recorded and, after postprocessing, the flight was viewed in a three-dimensional playback tool running on a laptop computer. The test program was designed to evaluate the suitability of the SACTS for use in a USAF fighter squadron training environment. Eighteen sorties totaling 20.8 hours were flown from 4 April to 1 May 1996 at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California. Testing was conducted by the Test Pilot School Class 95B.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE