Accession Number : ADD018745

Title :   Fuzzy Controller for Target Intercept Guidance

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 6 Jul 95, Patented 23 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 23 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A target intercept guidance system for directing a steerable object, such as a torpedo. The guidance system senses the bearing and range between a first site and a second site and determines the position of the steerable object as it moves toward the second site. Two error functions are produced. The first error function represents the angle between the bearing from the steerable object to the second site and the course of the steerable object. The second error signal represents the rate of change of that angle. These error signals are classified into first and second sensed linguistic variables based upon membership functions from the first and second sensed variable membership function sets to become fuzzy inputs that produce fuzzy output control output membership functions from a control output membership function set based upon logical manipulation of the fuzzy inputs. These fuzzy control output membership functions are converted into an output having an appropriate form for control.

Descriptors :   *STEERING, *TORPEDOES, *INTERCEPTORS, *SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, *PATENTS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTION, SITES, MOTION, RATES, TARGETS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, GUIDANCE

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE