Time-optimization of high performance combat maneuvers
Carter, Benjamin R.
Howard, R. M.
MetadataShow full item record
Recent developments in post-stall maneuverability and thrust vectoring have opened up new possibilities in the field of air combat maneuvering. High angle of attack maneuvers like the Cobra, Herbst Reversal, and Chakra demonstrate that today's cutting edge fighters are capable of exploiting the post-stall flight regime for very dynamic and unconventional maneuvers. With the development and testing of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles, even greater maneuvering ability is expected. However, little work has been done to make use of this increased ability by optimizing a wide range of combat maneuvers. The goal of this thesis was to begin that process by finding several time-optimal air combat maneuvers that could be employed by current and future high performance fighter aircraft.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Smith, Richard Samuel. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-09);The problems addressed in this thesis are that the combat simulator Janus does not generate combat scenarios in a three-dimensional interface, and that Janus scenarios are incompatible with the three-dimensional NPSNET. ...
System identification and control of an Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer using an extended Kalman Filter Taylor, Michael Eric (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000);Maneuvering characteristics of surface combatants in the United States Navy are often ignored during the design process. Key maneuvering parameters such as tactical diameter and turning rate are determined during sea trials ...
Sosebee, Philip D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-03);The unsteady aerodynamic performance of a maneuvering 1/72nd scale model of an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) 1303 geometry has been studied in the Naval Postgraduate School water tunnel. Despite the numerous past ...