Fuzzy Model of Human’s Performance for Guarding a Territory in an Air Combat

Document Type : Research Article



This paper proposes a new method for a three dimensional fuzzy model of pilot's performance for guarding a territory with a short-distance between two aircraft in an air combat task with a gun. A third-order nonlinear point mass vehicle model is considered for an aircraft's flight dynamics. The desired value of the velocity, the flight path and the heading angles are obtained from some derived equations and rule bases developed in this paper. The physical control parameters are computed through a mean square error scheme. To model pilot's performance and generate a complicated offensive maneuver in an air combat, we need to imitate pilot's decisions making performance. The proposed model shows promising performance in all scenarios in which two aircraft can hold in an air combat. This model employs a time optimal combination of classic pursuits when needed. This makes our model very powerful. We consider two cases for modeling, the first one is the model of the pilots with constant specific energy and the other is with time varying specific energy. Finally, this paper proposes a new 3-Dimentional flight simulator.


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