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Capturability of Augmented Pure Proportional Navigation Guidance Against Time-Varying Target Maneuvers

Ghosh, Satadal and Ghose, Debasish and Raha, Soumyendu (2014) Capturability of Augmented Pure Proportional Navigation Guidance Against Time-Varying Target Maneuvers. In: JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS, 37 (5). pp. 1446-1461.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.2514/1.G000561


This paper proposes a variation of the pure proportional navigation guidance law, called augmented pure proportional navigation, to account for target maneuvers, in a realistic nonlinear engagement geometry, and presents its capturability analysis. These results are in contrast to most work in the literature on augmented proportional navigation laws that consider a linearized geometry imposed upon the true proportional navigation guidance law. Because pure proportional navigation guidance law is closer to a realistic implementation of proportional navigation than true proportional navigation law, and any engagement process is predominantly nonlinear, the results obtained in this paper are more realistic than any available in the literature. Sufficient conditions on speed ratio, navigation gain, and augmentation parameter for capturability, and boundedness of lateral acceleration, against targets executing piecewise continuous maneuvers with time, are obtained. Further, based on a priori knowledge of the maximum maneuver capability of the target, a significant simplification of the guidance law is proposed in this paper. The proposed guidance law is also shown to require a shorter time of interception than standard pure proportional navigation and augmented proportional navigation. To remove chattering in the interceptor maneuver at the end phase of the engagement, a hybrid guidance law using augmented pure proportional navigation and pure proportional navigation is also proposed. Finally, the guaranteed capture zones of standard and augmented pure proportional navigation guidance laws against maneuvering targets are analyzed and compared in the normalized relative velocity space. It is shown that the guaranteed capture zone expands significantly when augmented pure proportional navigation is used instead of pure proportional navigation. Simulation results are given to support the theoretical findings.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 05:26
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50235

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