Analysis and Design of a Terminal Homing System Digital Autopilot.
ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE
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This report documents the design and performance analysis of a digital autopilot for the therminal Homing Accuracy Demonstration THAD program. This autopilot utilizes a digital processor for guidance and stabilization of the T6 missile with the Army Laser Seeker. Under the study guidelines, the autopilot configuration is essentially unchanged, using the laser seeker to generate pitchyaw proportional navigation signals and two-degrees-of-freedom attitude gyros for pitchyawroll stabilization. The digital autopilot performance is to equal or exceeds that of the existing analog autopilot, the performance criteria being circular error probability CEP and the offset of its centroid from the target. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Guided Missiles
- Optical Detection and Detectors