Energy Maneuverability Displays for Air Combat Training 801185
Two types of energy maneuverability displays have been developed for use in air combat maneuvering (ACM) training. One type of display is used on the ground in connection with the U.S. Navy's Tactical Air Combat Training System (TACTS) facility and the other is a helmet-mounted display for use during inflight air combat training. Both displays employ energy maneuverability concepts which show the key maneuvering parameters of maximum sustained turn rate, minimum sustained turn radius, corner turn, and areas of energy gain and loss as functions of aircraft performance and structural limits. Both have shown significant potential for enhancing ACM training effectiveness.