Accession Number : AD0702821

Title :   PROPORTIONAL NAVIGATION VS AN OPTIMALLY EVADING CONSTANT SPEED TARGET IN TWO DIMENSIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Julich,Paul M. ; Borg,David A.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The problem of evading a constant speed proportional navigation pursuer is considered. Both the evader and the pursuer are assumed to have limited lateral acceleration capabilities. A time lag is included in the pursuer's guidance system. The problem of evasion is formulated as an optimal control problem with the performance criterion being the range at the point of closest approach. The type of evasive maneuver is shown to be dependent upon the initial relative positions of the target and pursuer. Typical trajectories for the target and evader are illustrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL WARFARE, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES), (*PURSUIT COURSES, *PROPORTIONAL NAVIGATION), EVASION, OPTIMIZATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISS DISTANCE

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE