Accession Number : ADA068532


Title :   Computer Simulated Development of Improved Command to Line-of-Sight Missile Guidance Techniques


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Hewitt, Frank F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a068532.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : Three computer simulations of command to line-of-sight missile guidance systems were developed within an electronic warfare environment to test the feasibility of improved guidance techniques while maintaining simplicity for generic application among the various missiles of this general guidance classification. The first simulation modeled the basic guidance scheme; the second introduced a 'lead-angle' concept; and the third simulation combined these techniques for use depending upon whether the target took evasive action or employed electronic countermeasures. It was found that consideration should be given for use of a 'lead-angle' variant in conjunction with the basic guidance technique to enhance the effective engagement envelope of these missile systems against relatively slower-maneuvering targets employing only low-duty- cycle denial jamming.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND GUIDANCE , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , LINE OF SIGHT , LEAD ANGLE , THESES , SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES , ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES


Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE