Short range thrusting projectile tracking

Bilgin, Ozan Özgün
Short range thrusting projectiles are one of the various threats against armored vehicles and helicopters on the battlefield. Developing a countermeasure for this kind of projectiles is very crucial since they are vast in number and easy to operate on the battlefield. A countermeasure may consist of fire point prediction of the projectile and attack the launcher of it, or it may be the impact point prediction of the projectile and apply a hard-kill counter measure on its way to the ally target. For both of the countermeasure concepts, dynamics and parameters of the projectile must be estimated precisely. In this thesis, dynamic models for thrusting and ballistic flight modes of thrusting projectile are obtained. Three different tracking filters are suggested for precise tracking of the projectiles and their estimation performances are compared. These filters are the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF), the Particle Filter (PF) and the Marginalized Particle Filter (MPF).
Citation Formats
O. Ö. Bilgin, “Short range thrusting projectile tracking,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.