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Simulating effectiveness of helicopter evasive manoeuvres to RPG attack
Author(s): D. Anderson; D. G. Thomson
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Paper Abstract

The survivability of helicopters under attack by ground troops using rocket propelled grenades has been amply illustrated over the past decade. Given that an RPG is unguided and it is infeasible to cover helicopters in thick armour, existing optical countermeasures are ineffective - the solution is to compute an evasive manoeuvre. In this paper, an RPG/helicopter engagement model is presented. Manoeuvre profiles are defined in the missile approach warning sensor camera image plane using a local maximum acceleration vector. Required control inputs are then computed using inverse simulation techniques. Assessments of platform survivability to several engagement scenarios are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7705, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications V, 77050N (30 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849520
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D. Anderson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
D. G. Thomson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7705:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications V
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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