| || Simulation of Fighter Aircraft Weapon Systems for Design and Performance Evaluation
Author : Subramanyam, P.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:47(3) ; 1997 ; pp 317-326
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics;623.41 Weapon Systems ;681.5.017 Simulation
Keywords : High fidelity cockpit simulator ;Air to ground missions;Fighter aircraft weapon
Abstract : Simulation forms an essential tool in the system design and performance evaluation of fighter aircraft weapon systems. The various guidance strategies used for weapons like guns, missiles, bombs in the air-to-air or air-to-ground missions, for aiding the pilot for an effective delivery have been studied through extensive off-line and pilot-in-loop simulation. The pilot workload analysis carried out in the high fidelity cockpit simulator at the Aeronautical Development Agency , Bangalore, provides the system designer an effective means to tune the various subsy stems for better performance. The paper focuses on all these aspects to bring out the importance of simulation in the overall fighter aircraft weapon system design.