Accession Number : ADA328759

Title :   Control of Remotely Guided Vehicles: A Method for Approaching a Stationary Contact at a Particular Arrival Angle or for Tail-Chasing a Moving Contact.

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s) : Bessacini, Anthony F. ; Pinkos, Robert F.

PDF Url : ADA328759

Report Date : 28 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report describes a method for the automatic control of a vehicle when the goal is to approach a stationary target at a particular angle or perform a tail chase on a moving target. This method can be used for controlling a remotely guided vehicle, such as a torpedo, mine, or missile, from a stationary or moving platform, such as a submarine. Because it avoids the high, often unattainable turning rates required of the pursuer, the trajectory developed by this controller is a significant improvement over that obtained from classical pursuit trajectory.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED PROJECTILES, *TORPEDO TRAJECTORIES, ANGLE OF ARRIVAL, MOVING TARGETS, PURSUIT COURSES, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Torpedoes
      Guided Munitions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE