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Performance comparison of the notable acceleration- and angle-based guidance laws for a short-range air-to-surface missile

2017-01-01
Ozkan, Bulent
Özgören, Mustafa Kemal
Mahmutyazicioglu, Gokmen
Short-range air-to-surface missiles have become globally popular in the last two decades. As a performance driver, the type of guidance law gains importance. In this study, proportional navigation, velocity pursuit, and augmented proportional navigation guidance laws, whose resulting guidance commands take the form of lateral acceleration, are applied to a short-range air-to-surface missile against both stationary and maneuvering ground targets. Body pursuit and linear homing guidance laws, which yield angular commands, are additionally applied. Having completed the relevant computer simulations, we conclude that none of the acceleration- and angle-based guidance laws are absolutely superior to the others.