Accession Number : ADD007957

Title :   Ideal Trajectory Shaping for Anti-Armor Missiles via Time Optimal Controller Autopilot.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yates,Robert E ; Leonard,John P ; Alongi,Robert E

Report Date : 15 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates to a missile system in which a missile is guided in a predetermined trajectory from launch or shortly thereafter in yaw by proportional navigation and in pitch. First the missile is guided by a pitch programmer until said missile reaches a predetermined angle between a line of sight of a seeker of the missile and a centerline of the missile, then in pitch by a time optimal controller to direct the missile at a predetermined angle toward a target and finally by proportional navigation in pitch of the missile to the target.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Automatic pilots, *Proportional navigation, *Guided missiles, *Guided missile trajectories, *Terminal guidance, Yaw, Pitch(Motion), Antiarmor ammunition, Inventions

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE