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Retro-Proportional-Navigation: A New Guidance Law for Interception of High-Speed Targets

Prasanna, HM and Ghose, Debasish (2012) Retro-Proportional-Navigation: A New Guidance Law for Interception of High-Speed Targets. In: Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, 35 (2). pp. 377-386.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.54892


In this paper, a new proportional-navigation guidance law, called retro-proportional-navigation, is proposed. The guidance law is designed to intercept targets that are of higher speeds than the interceptor. This is a typical scenario in a ballistic target interception. The capture region analysis for both proportional-navigation and retro-proportional-navigation guidance laws are presented. The study shows that, at the cost of a higher intercept time, the retro-proportional-navigation guidance law demands lower terminal lateral acceleration than proportional navigation and can intercept high-velocity targets from many initial conditions that the classical proportional navigation cannot. Also, the capture region with the retro-proportional-navigation guidance law is shown to be larger compared with the classical proportional-navigation guidance law.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 12:36
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2012 04:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44347

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