Missile Development Trade Studies to Accomplish Long Range Engagements
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP ORLANDO FL MISSILE AND FIRE CONTROL
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An emerging requirement for next generation tactical missiles is target engagements beyond the range of the missile sensor. These non-line-of-sight NLOS engagements present missile design challenges that require trade studies to insure that the missile performs within the constraints of the total weapon system. NLOS performance is a function of missile kinematic range, missile navigation performance, targeting sensor, missile sensor, communication infrastructure and engagement geometry. The Longbow 6-DOF simulation was modified for Monte Carlo analysis of NLOS engagements. Analyses were conducted in the following trade space Engagement Scenarios including autonomous and remote targeting engagement timeline from 2-30 second handover delay target kinematics such as fixed, stationary, and moving spotter, shooter, target geometry missile IMU quality spotter, shooter OPS quality varied targeting sensors target range and missile acquisition sensor range.
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