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Time-optimal maneuver guidance design with sensor line-of-sight constraint
Author(s): Richard D. Hartman; Frederick H. Lutze; Eugene M. Cliff
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Paper Abstract

The problem of time-optical guidance design for the low-altitude, subsonic, vertical plane approach of a sensing air vehicle to a fixed final point is studied using a nonlinear, constrained, optimal control problem formulation. Multiple, competing optimization criteria are included as state equality constraints for design trade-off analysis. A sensor line-of-sight (LOS) limit is adjoined to the system Hamiltonian as a control/state variable inequality constraint to provide a sensor performance influence on the guidance design. Numerical results are provided that illustrate the optimal guidance, the sensor LOS environment along the optimal maneuver, and the influence of the sensor limit on the guidance law design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1478, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45623
Show Author Affiliations
Richard D. Hartman, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Frederick H. Lutze, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Eugene M. Cliff, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1478:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation
Jack F. Wade; Avi Tuchman, Editor(s)

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