Accession Number : ADA328964

Title :   Requirements for a New Guidance Law Against Maneuvering Tactical Ballistic Missiles,

Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA FACULTY OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Shinar, Josef

PDF Url : ADA328964

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Analysis and extensive simulation studies both indicate that classical guidance methods cannot guarantee the terminal accuracy required for a 'hit-to-kill' against maneuvering tactical ballistic missiles which are to be expected in the future. This paper addresses the need for the development of a new guidance law of improved performance and outlines the requirements for it. The new guidance law has to be robust with respect to the type of target maneuver and has to account explicitly for the inherent limitations of the available 'optimized' estimation technology. Both deterministic and stochastic requirement formulations are presented.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, *ACCURACY, *TACTICAL WEAPONS, *INTERCEPT TRAJECTORIES, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, MANEUVERABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, FORMULATIONS, TARGETS, ESTIMATES, MANEUVERS, TERMINAL HOMING, DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE