An analysis of the optimization of a beam rider missile system

Marvin Shinbrot, Grace C. Carpenter
Mar 1958

A transfer function is derived for a beam rider missile guidance system which is optimum when the target moves in a nonstationary way. The effects of acceleration limiting are considered and a discussion of the miss as a function of the various parameters which determine it is included. A form of design chart is presented which allows the immediate determination of the optimum under any set of target-missile conditions.

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