A rule based missile evasion method for fighter aircrafts

Sert, Muhammet
In this thesis, a new guidance method for fighter aircrafts and a new guidance method for missiles are developed. Also, guidance and control systems of the aircraft and the missile used are designed to simulate the generic engagement scenarios between the missile and the aircraft. Suggested methods have been tested under excessive simulation studies. The aircraft guidance method developed here is a rule based missile evasion method. The main idea to develop this method stems from the maximization of the miss distance for an engagement scenario between a missile and an aircraft. To do this, an optimal control problem with state and input dependent inequality constraints is solved and the solution method is applied on different problems that represent generic scenarios. Then, the solutions of the optimal control problems are used to extract rules. Finally, a method that uses the interpolation of the extracted rules is given to guide the aircraft. The new guidance method developed for missiles is formulated by modifying the classical proportional navigation guidance method using the position estimates. The position estimation is obtained by utilization of a Kalman based filtering method, called interacting multiple models.


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Citation Formats
M. Sert, “A rule based missile evasion method for fighter aircrafts,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.