Accession Number : ADP001072

Title :   Boost-Phase Steering for Surface-Launched Cruise Missiles,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fromnes,D. J.

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Implementation of boost-phase control for steering surface-launched cruise missiles to initiation of aerodynamic flight is presented. The algorithm is based on the solution of the Matrix Ricatti equation in a pseudo time domain in which the duration of booster burn is invariant. The resulting design achieves maximum launch performance in all expected environmental conditions with minimum impact on software requirements. Identification of coefficients requires little computational effort and time compared to alternative methods and is easily modified to accommodate alternate configurations and launchers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Weapon systems, *Symposia, *Cruise missiles, Boost phase, Steering, Algorithms, Weapon control, Surface launched

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE