Accession Number : AD0845744

Title :   Application of Optimization Theory to Loiter Trajectories,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL AER OBALLISTICS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Linsky, Mary N. ; Garber, Vitalij

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Applications of optimization theory to determine optimum loiter trajectories are discussed. After a brief introduction to optimization theory, the first order gradient method used to solve the problem on a digital computer is explained, and consequently used to solve a representative problem. The representative example is worked through in detail to point out the various problems involved and methods of handling them. A set of graphs showing some optimal loiter trajectories for a hypothetical interceptor is displayed, and though they are based on a simplified missile model, similar results may be obtained for a realistic-specific antiballistic missile system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES), (*ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INTERCEPT TRAJECTORIES, STEEPEST DESCENT METHOD, TERMINAL GUIDANCE.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE