1 November 1990 Establishing requirements for homing applications
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Miss distance performance has generally required a significant simulation effort. Missile simulation models generally require substantial modification to adapt them to a new system concept or to make major changes within the interceptor design. By conducting a sensitivity analysis, an alternate approach is presented to assist the analysis of the the miss and establishing the system level requirements. The analysis section of this paper analyzes each of the three miss components aimpoint determination, measurement accuracy, and interceptor dynamic response. Observation and sample calculations are presented for a maneuvering and a non-maneuvering target. Once the miss requirement has been analytically determined as a function P, then the analytical process can be worked backwards to determine the range and range rate uncertainty requirement at handover, or if at the start of end game engagement, the total angular accuracy (in a r.s.s sense) of the system and required data rate may be determined.
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Robert W. Bass, John C. Carson, John V. Landry, and Joseph A. Ratkovic "Establishing requirements for homing applications", Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23010; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23010

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