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Kill Zone Analysis for a Bank-to-Turn Missile-Target Engagement

Abstract With recent advances in missile and hypersonic vehicle technologies, the need for being able to accurately simulate missile-target engagements has never been greater. Within this research, we examine a fully integrated missile-target engagement environment. A MATLAB based application is developed with 3D animation capabilities to study missile-target engagement and visualize them. The high fidelity environment is used to validate miss distance analysis with the results presented in relevant GNC textbooks and to examine how the kill zone varies with critical engagement parameters; e.g. initial engagement altitude, missile Mach, and missile maximum acceleration. A ray-based binary search algorithm is used to estimate the kill zone region; i.... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Renganathan, Venkatraman (Author) / Rodriguez, Armando A (Advisor) / Artemiadis, Panagiotis (Committee member) / Berman, Spring M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Aerospace engineering / Mechanical engineering / Bank to Turn Missile / Gain Scheduling / Missile Kill Zone / Missile Launch Envelope / Nonlinear Autopilot / Simulink 3D Animation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 307 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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