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Establishing requirements for homing applications
Author(s): Robert W. Bass; John C. Carson; John V. Landry; Joseph A. Ratkovic
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Paper Abstract

Miss distance performance has generally required a significant simulation effort. Missile simulation models generally require substantial modification to adapt them to a new system concept or to make major changes within the interceptor design. By conducting a sensitivity analysis, an alternate approach is presented to assist the analysis of the the miss and establishing the system level requirements. The analysis section of this paper analyzes each of the three miss components aimpoint determination, measurement accuracy, and interceptor dynamic response. Observation and sample calculations are presented for a maneuvering and a non-maneuvering target. Once the miss requirement has been analytically determined as a function P, then the analytical process can be worked backwards to determine the range and range rate uncertainty requirement at handover, or if at the start of end game engagement, the total angular accuracy (in a r.s.s sense) of the system and required data rate may be determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23010
Show Author Affiliations
Robert W. Bass, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
John C. Carson, Irvine Sensors Corp. (United States)
John V. Landry, Landry Enterprises Inc. (United States)
Joseph A. Ratkovic, Ratkovic Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1339:
Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II
John C. Carson, Editor(s)

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