Air-combat ability and sensitivity analysis of modern fighter aircraft
Jin Lei1, Zhang Shuguang2, Sun Jinbiao3*
1. School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China;
2. School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China;
3. Department of Operations and Tactics, Air Force Command College, Beijing 100097, China
With the characteristics of the 4th generation fighters and modern air-combat included, an improved hierarchical architecture model of the air-combat capability was put forward, and combined with the analytic hierarchy process and fuzzy membership function technique for the static evaluation of the air-combat effectiveness. Moreover, the sensitivity of the air-combat effectiveness to each single item at the lowest level and all the items at the same level was defined and formulated. Two typical fighter examples, denoting for the 3rd and 4th generation fighters respectively, were used to demonstrate the rationality of the model, and the sensitivity analysis shows to be able to provide guidance to fighter upgrade and aircraft combat operation.