Publisher : The Korean Society for Aeronautical & Space Sciences
DOI : 10.5139/IJASS.2010.11.2.118
Title & Authors
Earliest Intercept Geometry Guidance to Improve Mid-Course Guidance in Area Air-Defence Shin, Hyo-Sang; Tahk, Min-Jea; Tsourdos, A.; White, B.A.;
This paper describes a mid-course guidance strategy based on the earliest intercept geometry (EIG) guidance. An analytical solution and performance validation will be addressed for generalized mid-course guidance problems in area air-defence in order to improve reachability and performance. The EIG is generated for a wide range of possible manoeuvres of the challenging missile based on the guidance algorithm using differential geometry concepts. The main idea is that a mid-course guidance law can defend the area as long as it assures that the depending area and objects are always within the defended area defined by EIG. The velocity of Intercept Point in EIG is analytically derived to control the Intercept Geometry and the defended area. The proposed method can be applied in deciding a missile launch window and launch point for the launch phase.
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