Simulations to predict the countermeasure effectiveness of using pyrophoric type packets deployed from TALD aircraft
Robertson, R. Clark
MetadataShow full item record
Manned aircraft that are intended for surveillance or to complete a bombing mission will very likely be engaged by surface to-air-missiles having guidance systems based on infrared (IR) technology. The objective of this study was to characterize via simulation the amount of "cover" that can be obtained by dropping from a pre-launched, unmanned tactical air launched decoy (TALD) a sequence of pyrophoric materials to create an IR cloud, analogous to the interference created by microwave chaff, that would protect the manned aircraft from the missile. The performance analysis is based on a simple reticle based model in which the two-dimensional (2D) image is reduced to either a composite signal, created by the aircraft, or a composite noise, created by the pyrophoric expandable. The analysis leads to a computer simulation model producing time and space dependent signal-to-noise ratios. It is demonstrated that the simulation model can answer questions such as how long the materials need to burn, how much intensity is needed, what wavelength range is most effective, which pyrophoric packets should be dropped, and how many. A visual model of the time dependent IR pyrophoric cloud has also been created.
RightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Aircraft Operations Maintenance (AOM): an examination of effectiveness in maintaining and operating an aging aircraft fleet Chase, Kenny K.; McClellan, Marla D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-12);Naval aviation serves as a vital component of many air and ground task organized forces vying for a share of the Department of Defense (DoD) budget. The decisions in the 1990s to reduce purchases of new equipment left the ...
Gulick, Stephen K.; Stahl, Scott D.; Larsen, Jayson C. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12);The purpose of this MBA Project was to answer the question of whether or not the Concurrent Certification (ConCert) program is working successfully on the E-2/C-2 aircraft production line. This study also determines if ...
Grau, Douglas D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1985);This report is an investigation of the effects of anomalous propagation of radar waves, caused by subrefractive layers and elevated ducts, on aircraft radar performance and possible tactics. A test and evaluation of ...