Accession Number : AD0746005

Title :   Application of Sub-Optimal Control to Missile Intercept Problems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stafford,Edward F.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The study was to determine the feasibility of applying sub-optimal control to synthesize a feedback controller for the two-dimensional, non-linear, air-to-air intercept and pursuit-evasion problems. A number of the sub-optimal techniques were investigated, but only one was determined to be applicable to the intercept problem. The selected method is based upon the linearization of the system dynamics, and then the sub-optimal control law is determined using conventional optimal control. Further, the solution procedure is repeated periodically, since the linear model is assumed representative of the actual system for short periods of time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL WARFARE, *INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES), (*AIR TO AIR MISSILES, *GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES), (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), MANEUVERABILITY, MISS DISTANCE, EVASION, GAME THEORY, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CURVE FITTING, GRAPHICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Unconventional Warfare
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE