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Computer Simulation of RPV Flight Characteristics

Report Number: AMRL TR 73-119
Author: Cleveland, Dixon
Author: Derrick, Milford R.
Author: Barron, Roger L.
Corporate Author: Adaptonics, Inc.
Corporate Report Number: 676-FTR
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1974-03
Pages: 84
Contract: F33615-73-C-4055
Project: 7233 - Biological Information Handling Systems and Their Functional Analogs
Task: 723304 - Neural Networks
AD Number: AD0781079

The report presents a set of equations of motion for remotely piloted vehicles. The equations are written in a form suitable for a real-time digital computer simulation. The simulation is intended to provide a test bed for evaluating alternative RPV control systems. A FORTRAN program for use on a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-12 Computer is presented. Airframe parameter values are given for several flight conditions of an air-to-ground RPV, an air-to-air RPV and, a reconnaissance/EW RPV.

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