Normalized Miss Distance Analysis of Single-Lag Optimal Guidance Lawwith Radome Effect, Saturation, and Fifth-Order Control System


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-111 Tehran, Iran


This paper deals with miss distance analysis of single-lag optimal guidance law (OGL) using linearized equations of motion in normalized form. The radome refraction error, acceleration limit, constant target acceleration, and arbitrary-order binomial guidance and control system are considered in the formulation. In addition, body rate feedback is utilized in the OGL formulation as a well-known classical compensation method of radome effect for proportional navigation guidance. The numerical solution of normalized equations produces normalized miss distance curves, which are useful tools for guidance designer for analysis and design of guidance parameters for an allowable miss distance and acceleration limit. Moreover, a modified first-order guidance scheme, based on an analytical stability analysis and normalized miss distance curves, is presented for reducing the achievable miss distance.