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# Missile guidance

About: Missile guidance is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 2412 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 32314 citation(s).

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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.

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13 Dec 1990TL;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.

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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.

Abstract: A new smooth second-order sliding mode control is proposed and proved using homogeneity-based technique for a system driven by sufficiently smooth uncertain disturbances. The main target application of this technique-the missile-interceptor guidance system against targets performing evasive maneuvers is considered. 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.

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09 Mar 2004

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a mathematical model for the trajectory of a single-stage ballistic missile, which is based on the D'Alembert's principle of transformation properties of Vectors.

Abstract: Contents 1 Introduction References 2 The Generalized Missile Equations of Motion 2.1 Coordinate Systems 2.1.1 Transformation Properties of Vectors 2.1.2 Linear Vector Functions 2.1.3 Tensors 2.1.4 Coordinate Transformations 2.2 Rigid-Body Equations of Motion 2.3 D'Alembert's Principle 2.4 Lagrange's Equations for Rotating Coordinate Systems References 3 Aerodynamic Forces and Coefficients 3.1 Aerodynamic Forces Relative to the Wind Axis System 3.2 Aerodynamic Moment Representation 3.2.1 Airframe Characteristics and Criteria 3.3 System Design and Missile Mathematical Model 3.3.1 System Design 3.3.2 The Missile Mathematical Model 3.4 The Missile Guidance System Model 3.4.1 The Missile Seeker Subsystem 3.4.2 Missile Noise Inputs 3.4.3 Radar Target Tracking Signal 3.4.4 Infrared Tracking Systems 3.5 Autopilots 3.5.1 Control Surfaces and Actuators 3.6 English Bias References 4 Tactical Missile Guidance Laws 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Tactical Guidance Intercept Techniques 4.2.1 Homing Guidance 4.2.2 Command and Other Types of Guidance 4.3 Missile Equations of Motion 4.4 Derivation of the Fundamental Guidance Equations 4.5 Proportional Navigation 4.6 Augmented Proportional Navigation 4.7 Three-Dimensional Proportional Navigation 4.8 Application of Optimal Control of Linear Feedback Systems with Quadratic Performance Criteria in Missile Guidance 4.8.1 Introduction 4.8.2 Optimal Filtering 4.8.3 Optimal Control of Linear Feedback Systems with Quadratic Performance Criteria 4.8.4 Optimal Control for Intercept Guidance 4.9 End Game References 5 Weapon Delivery Systems 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Definitions and Acronyms Used in Weapon Delivery 5.2.1 Definitions 5.2.2 Acronyms 5.3 Weapon Delivery Requirements 5.3.1 Tactics and Maneuvers 5.3.2 Aircraft Sensors 5.4 The Navigation/Weapon Delivery System 5.4.1 The Fire Control Computer 5.5 Factors In.uencing Weapon Delivery Accuracy 5.5.1 Error Sensitivities 5.5.2 Aircraft Delivery Modes 5.6 Unguided Weapons 5.6.1 Types of Weapon Delivery 5.6.2 Unguided Free-Fall Weapon Delivery 5.6.3 Release Point Computation for Unguided Bombs 5.7 The Bombing Problem 5.7.1 Conversion of Ground Plane Miss Distance into Aiming Plane Miss Distance 5.7.2 Multiple Impacts 5.7.3 Relationship Among REP, DEP, and CEP 5.8 Equations of Motion 5.9 Covariance Analysis 5.10 Three-Degree-of-Freedom Trajectory Equations and Error Analysis 5.10.1 Error Analysis 5.11 Guided Weapons 5.12 Integrated Flight Control in Weapon Delivery 5.12.1 Situational Awareness/Situation Assessment (SA/SA) 5.12.2 Weapon Delivery Targeting Systems 5.13 Air-to-Ground Attack Component 5.14 Bomb Steering 5.15 Earth Curvature 5.16 Missile Launch Envelope 5.17 Mathematical Considerations Pertaining to the Accuracy of Weapon Delivery Computations References 6 Strategic Missiles 6.1 Introduction 6.2 The Two-Body Problem 6.3 Lambert's Theorem 6.4 First-Order Motion of a Ballistic Missile 6.4.1 Application of the Newtonian Inverse-Square Field Solution to Ballistic Missile Flight 6.4.2 The Spherical Hit Equation 6.4.3 Ballistic Error Coef.cients 6.4.4 Effect of the Rotation of the Earth 6.5 The Correlated Velocity and Velocity-to-Be-Gained Concepts 6.5.1 Correlated Velocity 6.5.2 Velocity-to-Be-Gained 6.5.3 The Missile Control System 6.5.4 Control During the Atmospheric Phase 6.5.5 Guidance Techniques 6.6 Derivation of the Force Equation for Ballistic Missiles 6.6.1 Equations of Motion 6.6.2 Missile Dynamics 6.7 Atmospheric Reentry 6.8 Missile Flight Model 6.9 Ballistic Missile Intercept 6.9.1 Introduction 6.9.2 Missile Tracking Equations of Motion References 7 Cruise Missiles 7.1 Introduction 7.2 System Description<7.2.1 System Functional Operation and Requirements 7.2.2 Missile Navigation System Description 7.3 Cruise Missile Navigation System Error Analysis 7.3.1 Navigation Coordinate System 7.4 Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) 7.4.1 Introduction 7.4.2 De.nitions 7.4.3 The Terrain-Contour Matching (TERCOM) Concept 7.4.4 Data Correlation Techniques 7.4.5 Terrain Roughness Characteristics 7.4.6 TERCOM System Error Sources 7.4.7 TERCOM Position Updating 7.5 The NAVSTAR/GPS Navigation System 7.5.1 GPS/INS Integration References A Fundamental Constants B Glossary of Terms C List of Acronyms D The Standard Atmospheric Model References E Missile Classi.cation F Past and Present Tactical/Strategic Missile Systems F.1 Historical Background F.2 Unpowered Precision-Guided Munitions (PGM) References G Properties of Conics G.1 Preliminaries G.2 General Conic Trajectories References H Radar Frequency Bands I Selected Conversion Factors Index

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