Accession Number:

ADA179204

Title:

Estimation of ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) Performance Parameters.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The estimation of launch vehicle performance parameters was explored through the use of a Bayes Filter. The missile dynamics were modeled using a seven state system consisting of the vehicle position and velocity vectors, and the acceleration due to thrust. An assumed solution was used in the model obviating the need for a numerical integration subroutine. The filter was run with two different missile flight profiles. The program produced good approximations of the missile thrust acceleration even through staging events. The results of the Bayes filter were improved with the use of fading memory. The fading memory values were adjusted until the filter closely approximated the missile acceleration values. The filter was able to handle the second missile flight profile without any adjustment in the fading memory and with no degradation of results. Keywords Rocket trajectories Missile trajectories Parameter identification. Theses

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE