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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: In this paper, a three-loop Autopilot is used to provide tactical and strategic guidance for a single-antenna MIMO-BMG system using MATLAB units.
Abstract: Numerical Techniques Fundamentals of Tactical Missile Guidance Method of Adjoints and the Homing Loop Noise Analysis Convariance Analysis and the Homing Loop Proportional Navigation and Miss Distance Digital Fading Memory Noise Filters in the Homing Loop Advanced Guidance Laws Kalman Filters and the Homing Loop Other Forms of Tactical Guidance Tactical Zones Strategic Considerations Boosters Lambert Guidance Strategic Intercepts Miscellaneous Topics Ballistic Target Properties Extended Kalman Filtering and Ballistic Coefficient Estimation Ballistic Target Challenges Multiple Targets Weaving Targets Representing Missile Airframe with Transfer Functions Introduction to Flight Control Design Three-Loop Autopilot. Appendices: Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance Software Converting Programmes to C Converting Programmes to MATLAB Units.
TL;DR: The smooth second-order sliding mode control-based guidance law is designed and compared with augmented proportional navigation guidance law via computer simulations of a guided missile intercepting a maneuvering ballistic target.
•13 Dec 1990
TL;DR: MacKenzie as discussed by the authors argues that it is wrong to assume that missile accuracy (or any other technological artifact) is a natural or inevitable consequence of technological change, and argues that there can be useful and informed intervention in the social processes of weapons construction.
Abstract: Winner of the 1993 Ludwik Fleck Prize presented by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).Among books on the arms race, Donald MacKenzie's stands out for its welcome demystification of the "black box" of nuclear weapons technology. MacKenzie follows one line of technology - strategic ballistic missile guidance - through a succession of weapons systems to reveal the ordinary workings of a world that is neither awesome nor unstoppable. He uncovers the parameters, the pressures, and the politics that make up the complex social construction of an equally complex technology.MacKenzie argues that it is wrong to assume that missile accuracy (or any other technological artifact) is a natural or inevitable consequence of technological change. By fostering an understanding of how the idea of accuracy was constructed and by uncovering the comprehensible and often mundane processes that have given rise to a frightening nuclear arsenal, he shows that there can be useful and informed intervention in the social processes of weapons construction. He also shows in what sense it is possible, contrary to the common wisdom, to "uninvent" technologies.Examining the technological politics of the transition from bomber to ballistic missile, MacKenzie describes the processes that transformed both air force and navy ballistic missiles from moderately accurate countercity weapons to highly accurate counterforce ones. He concludes that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union has ever accepted the idea of deterrence as the public understands it."Inventing Accuracy" is based on 140 interviews with guidance and navigation technologists, navy and air force military officers, and defense officials Robert McNamara, James Schlesinger, McGeorge Bundy, and John Foster. It brings to light the confluence of forces, both physical and social, that gave rise to a selfcontained system of missile navigation, and it discusses the major U.S. groups involved in the early development of inertial guidance and navigation.Donald MacKenzie has published a number of influential articles on statistics, eugenics, and missile technologies. He is Reader in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.
TL;DR: A new guidance problem with the impact time constraint is investigated, which can be applied to salvo attack of anti-ship missiles and the closed form solution based on the linear formulation is derived, suggesting an additional loop for adjusting the impactTime in addition to the traditional optimal guidance loop.
Abstract: In this paper, a new guidance problem with the impact time constraint is investigated, which can be applied to salvo attack of anti-ship missiles. The closed form solution based on the linear formulation is derived, suggesting an additional loop for adjusting the impact time in addition to the traditional optimal guidance loop. This solution is a combination of the well-known PNG law and the feedback of the impact time error, which is the difference between the impact time by PNG and the prescribed impact time. The new guidance law called ITCG (Impact-Time-Control Guidance) can be used to guide multiple missiles to hit a stationary target simultaneously at a desirable impact time. Nonlinear simulation of several engagement situations demonstrates the performance and feasibility of ITCG. In addition, the similarity of the closed form solution and APNG is investigated and the switching rule for practical implementation is discussed.
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