Accession Number:

ADA190010

Title:

Effect of Friction and Control Parameters on the Tracking Accuracy of a Target Seeker

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The Tracking accuracy of a missile target seeker depends on many variables. For a target seeker using a gimbaled platform, an important variable is the friction induced by the preloaded bearings, and by the short wires which connect the target detector with the rest of the seekers electronics. This friction force is nonlinear and sufficiently large enough such that accurate position tracking of a target, whether stationary or moving, is difficult. Conventional control methods such as P.D. proportional plus derivative or P.I. D. proportional plus derivative plus integral control action can not satisfactorily meet the error criteria. To overcome the deficiency of these two methods, a model-reference method has been synthesized, relying on idealized predictor corrector control to improve the tracking accuracy of the missile seeker. Computer simulations using the Dynamic Simulation Language have demonstrated the superior performance expected from this method.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Guided Missiles
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE