Guidance laws against defended aerial targets

Ashwini Ratnoo, Tal Shima

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The three body engagement scenario is considered where an aerial missile, homing onto a target aircraft, encounters a defender missile launched by the aircraft. A given set of defender missile guidance laws, namely, proportional navigation and line-of-sight guidance are considered and analysis is carried out for proportional navigation and pure pursuit attacking missile strategies. Analytic capture zones and lateral accelerations ratios for the four resulting scenarios are derived. Closed form expression for attacking missile initial position and launch angles are derived for a successful evasion from the defender. Extensive numerical simulations are carried out which comply with the analytical findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011
StatePublished - 2011
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 201111 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011


ConferenceAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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