New Estimation and Guidance Algorithms for Use against Maneuvering Targets in Uncertain Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$249,876.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7258
Award Id:
91498
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-004-0429
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11560 Forest Lakes Drive, Rolla, MO, 65401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175236061
Principal Investigator:
Nathan Harl
Engineer
(573) 578-4312
nharl@istrolla.com
Business Contact:
S.N. Balakrishnan
President
(573) 201-1068
bala@istrolla.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal seeks to develop guidance algorithms and estimation schemes to intercept targets when they are boosting or on their ascent trajectory. Effective algorithma to work against such threats need to be robust, efficient and accurate due to the uncertainies in the target burn times and their intent. Furthermore, they could be manuevering. The guidance algorithms to be developed are based on optimality and robustness. These techniques will further be compared with the Lambert Guidance. To improve the effectiveness of the guidance algorithms, new algorithms are based that rae robust to time-delay. A major part of the effort will be to find analytical expressions to develop PIP estimation against a multistage boosting target whose burn times are unknown. The proposed algorithms will be tested in a 6 DOF environment. Performance of different guidance techniques proposed will be tested under various scenarios and compared for their accuracy and performance.

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