Accession Number:

ADA243123

Title:

A Target/Missile Engagement Scenario Using Classical Proportional Navigation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

This thesis deals with a simulation of a missile versus target engagement scenario. After driving simplified transfer functions for the missile seeker head, missile autopilot, missile dynamics, and target dynamics, a three dimensional simulation is developed using classical proportional navigation. The scenario is simulated using state variable design. A forward time solution of the two dimensional problem is developed which is converted to an adjoint model. The adjoint model is used to determine the optimal time to initiate simplified and tactical evasion maneuvers in order to maximize the final miss distance.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE