Accession Number : ADP001093

Title :   Information Enhancement and Homing Missile Guidance,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Speyer,Jason L. ; Hull,David G.

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Guidance laws currently in use in today's tactical missiles may be inadequate for the envisioned battlefield environment. The major sources of guidance laws and/or the autopilot and electronic countermeasures which degrade sensor accuracy. Although the ultimate goal for the missile guidance system is to produce minimum terminal miss, enhancement of information or system observability in a highly-stressed environment is critical of the filter, the on-line determination of the required statistics necessary for the filter calculations, and the modulation of the guidance trajectory. Since the modulation of the guidance trajectory enhances the observability necessary for minimal terminal miss, this complex interaction between the guidance law and filter performance must be included in guidance law development. These issues are addressed, and the present status of development is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Weapon systems, *Symposia, *Guided missile warheads, *Terminal homing, *Kalman filtering, Miss distance, Accuracy, Weapon control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE