Accession Number:

ADD007957

Title:

Ideal Trajectory Shaping for Anti-Armor Missiles via Time Optimal Controller Autopilot.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1980-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to a missile system in which a missile is guided in a predetermined trajectory from launch or shortly thereafter in yaw by proportional navigation and in pitch. First the missile is guided by a pitch programmer until said missile reaches a predetermined angle between a line of sight of a seeker of the missile and a centerline of the missile, then in pitch by a time optimal controller to direct the missile at a predetermined angle toward a target and finally by proportional navigation in pitch of the missile to the target.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE