Accession Number : ADA132595

Title :   Bank-to-Turn Cruise Missile Terminal Guidance and Control Law Comparison.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Watterson,Kent B

PDF Url : ADA132595

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : This work consists of the development of the six degree of freedom non-linear model of a sea launched generic bank-to-turn cruise missile attacking a medium sized combatant ship. Two guidance and control schemes are compared in the terminal phase. The first, or baseline guidance scheme (pop out maneuver), uses a 50-foot altitude hold for an ingress phase, followed by a pop out maneuver, and then an attack phase which uses proportional navigation in elevation and azimuth planes along with bank-to-turn maneuvering. The second scheme (sea skimmer) uses identical ingress and attack phases but eliminates the pop out maneuver. Miss distances for both schemes are compared while varying missile roll rate limit, ECM blinking frequency, and burn through ranges. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Antiship missiles, *Cruise missiles, *Flight maneuvers, *Terminal homing, Moving targets, Navigation, Guidance, Low altitude, Weapon delivery, Accuracy, Electronic countermeasures, Computerized simulation, Computer programming, Equations of motion, Degrees of freedom, Coefficients, Sea launched, Miss distance, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE