A new missile guidance law is proposed for the control of impact time which provides an improved time-to-go calculation by removing error due to trajectory curvature and also provides a family of trajectories for trajectory planning purposes. Unlike conventional optimal guidance laws, the proposed law is non explicit in time-to-go and the linearization of the engagement kinematics in order to gain a closed form solution is not necessary.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Snyder, Mark, "A New Path Planning Guidance Law For Improved Impact Time Control of Missiles and Precision Munitions" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5089.