Accession Number : ADA289267

Title :   Formulation of the Optimal Trajectory for an Air-Breathing Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zadzora, Timothy

PDF Url : ADA289267

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The Air Breathing Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (ABMRAAM) represents developmental technology which incorporates both a rocket engine and a RAMJET engine. Such a missile uses proportional navigation guidance plus an additional trajectory loft command. This thesis examines the optimal trajectory, and hence the optimal lofting command, for an ABMRAAM. A numerical simulation of the missile is presented and the necessary conditions for the optimal trajectory are derived. From these conditions, the problem can be numerically solved for the optimal loft command.

Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION, *GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, *INTEGRAL ROCKET RAMJETS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE