On the Development of Multiple Manoeuvre Mission Sequences for Inverse Simulation. Internal Report No. 9802

Leacock, G. R. and Thomson, D. G. (1998) On the Development of Multiple Manoeuvre Mission Sequences for Inverse Simulation. Internal Report No. 9802. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

As part of the continuing programme of work and collaboration between the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) and Glasgow University (GU), the author was invited to attend the final phase of flight simulation trials entitled ‘TWINS’ at DERA, Bedford; using the Advanced Flight Simulator (AFS) large motion system. The precise nature and details of the five-day trial are given in [1] but the main thrust of the trial was essentially divided into two areas: 1. The simulation of American Design Standard (ADS) Mission Task Elements (MTEs) using a software image database of Coltishall airfield with the appropriate ADS-33 visual cues. 2. The simulation of a mission sequence based on the Haxton Down software image database which comprised fourteen individual tasks. The tasks were either based on ADS MTEs or Nap-of-the-earth (NOE) flight. A full description of the manoeuvre elements is given in Appendix A of [1]. The inverse simulation package HELINV at GU contains a library of manoeuvres based both on ADS MTEs and NOE flight. However, the manoeuvres are separate and individual and until recently it was not possible to run a simulation of combinations of two or more manoeuvres. A request was put forward to develop a method whereby it was possible to choose several elements (MTE or NOE) from the manoeuvre menu and piece them together to form what has been termed a ‘mini-mission sequence’ and then inverse simulate the mission as a whole. This report describes that development and presents the results from several simulated mission runs.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Leacock, G. R., and Thomson, D. G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1998 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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