Accession Number:

ADB004003

Title:

Analytical Methodology for Evaluation of Payoffs for Infrared Countermeasures and Suppression (EPICS)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRO-OPTICAL AND DATA SYSTEMS GROUP

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

An analytical methodology for assessing the impact of infrared suppression techniques on aircraft survivability in an IR missile threat environment has been developed. The methodology, designated as EPICS Evaluation of Payoffs for Infrared Countermeasures and Suppression consists of two digital computer programs 1 ASDIR II, and 2 MTCM. The ASDIR II program generates aircraft IR signatures. The MTCM, a five-degrees-of-freedom program, computes the probability of aircraft survival based on a simulated missile-target engagement, including the dynamics and principal characteristics of the aircraft and the missile. The program can also simulate the deployment of decoys such as flares or pyrophorics. The utility of the program lies in that it can provide guidelines during aircraft configuration studies, assess effects of design changes on aircraft survivability, and permits tradeoff studies to be made between various CMs such as suppression, shielding and flare deployment. The programs are operational on the CDC 6600 digital computer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE