Accession Number : AD0664336

Title :   TERMINAL GUIDANCE OF AN AIR-TO-SURFACE MISSILE USING OPTIMAL CONTROL AND FILTERING.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Breza,Michael J.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The optimal control of an air-to-surface missile is determined for a criterion with an integral quadratic weighting of state and control plus a quadratic weighting of terminal state. The controller is then simulated with the nonlinear equations of motion. The control law is capable of correcting errors in both translational and angular position which are determined relative to a nominal path. A Kalman filter is then employed to smooth the state signals which are corrupted by white noise. Representative values of noise, which characterize a range of optical seekers, are used. Greatly improved performance is obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, *TERMINAL GUIDANCE), OPTIMIZATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), WHITE NOISE, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AEROSPACE CRAFT, OPTICAL FILTERS, COSTS, HORIZON SCANNERS, DETECTORS, SIGNALS, IMPACT, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE