Theoretical investigation of the performance of proportional navigation guidance systems : effect of method of positioning the radar antenna on the speed of response

Marvin Abramovitz
naca-rm-a52e27
Aug 1952


A linear theoretical analysis has been made of the performance of three proportional navigation guidance systems installed in a given supersonic, variable-incidence, boost-glide, antiaircraft missile at Mach numbers of 2.7 (the nominal design value) and 1.3. These guidance systems, which differ in the method of positioning the radar antenna relative to a coordinate system fixed in space, are compared on a basis of the maximum obtainable speed of response of the missile and guidance-system combination consistent with adequate stability.

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