Accession Number : ADP007506

Title :   Optimal Guidance Anticipating Missile Performance,

Corporate Author : DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V WESSLING (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Grimm, W. ; Well, K. H.

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Two different guidance methods are designed for the pre-launch phase in a one-versus-one air combat situation with missiles. In both guidance schemes a missile/target simulation is performed to estimate the miss distance at the end of a fictitious missile launch. A way to do this in real time is described. The first guidance method continuously evaluates the miss distance for each aircraft against the respective opponent. The guidance is such that the ratio of the rates of the miss distances takes an optimal value from the view of the guided aircraft. Thus, it reaches a firing opportunity first.

Descriptors :   *GUIDANCE, *MISS DISTANCE, *GUIDED MISSILE COMPUTERS, AIR, AIRCRAFT, ESTIMATES, PHASE, RATES, RATIOS, REAL TIME, SIMULATION, TARGETS, TIME, VALUE, WARFARE, OPTIMIZATION, AERIAL WARFARE, TRAJECTORIES, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, CONFLICT.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE