Autopilot Control Strategies for Reducing Weapon Separation Transient Motion,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP DULUTH GA AUTONETICS MISSILES SYSTEMS DIV
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One of the essential elements in assessing the effectiveness of a weapon system is the determination of the separation characteristics of the weapon system from its release platform. The release platform can impart significant transient motion on the weapon due to flow field interference effects, This, in turn, can result in limitations in the employment envelope of the weapon system. When the AGM-130 air-to-ground missile system was integrated with the F-15E aircraft, this aircraft-induced transient motion was found to be excessive. To increase the employment capability of this weapon system, a program was undertaken to develop new autopilot control strategies. This paper presents a definition of the problem, the proposed solution, and the results of subsequent flight testing.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles