Consideration of Offensive and Defensive Metrics for Fighter Aircraft Agility
Dugan, Kevin Patrick
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Science
Dr. Mark David Maughmer, Thesis Supervisor Dr. Mark David Maughmer, Honors Advisor Dr. Sven Schmitz, Faculty Reader
aerospace fighter aircraft agility
The evolution of air-to-air combat has led to the need for criteria used to define and measure aircraft agility. Previously suggested agility definitions and metrics are examined, and the potential for metrics that would be more beneficial to pilots in particular offensive or defensive positions is discussed. Possible follow-up studies to expand the understanding of agility and its contribution to the battle space are presented.