Accession Number:

ADA279085

Title:

Development of a Hit-to-Kill Guidance Algorithm for Kinetic Energy Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug-Sep 1988

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM PLANNING CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Recent interest in the use of guided kinetic energy missiles and projectiles for the air-defense and anti-missile application raises important questions on the suitability of current guidance mechanisms, and whether they will realize the minimum miss distance requirements of a hit-to-kill warhead. Traditional missile guidance algorithms require the use of a blast and fragmentation warhead and a proximity fuze to ensure target kill, since some miss distance is predictable, even with the use of a variable speed missile and sophisticated proportional navigation. A limited investigation into a more suitable hit-to-kill guidance approach was conducted, consistent with recent advances in computer and electronic miniaturization, which offer the possibility of alternate approaches to missile-guidance. A first-order simulation demonstrates the usefulness of the proposed algorithm. Guided missile, Hit-to- kill, Navigation, Simulation, Kinetic energy warhead.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE