Missile Guidance and Pursuit, by Shneydor
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- ISBN: 9781904275374 | 1904275370
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/1/1998
The continuing evolving capability of guided weapons demands ever more knowledge of their development. This widely acclaimed and comprehensive book, first published in 1998, is still highly relevant today, covering the control aspect of guidance of missiles, torpedoes, robots, and even animal predators, from the viewpoint of the pursuer. The book studies trajectories, zones of interception, the required manoeuvre effort, time of flight, launch envelopes, and stability of the guidance process. Mathematics at first-year university level is the only prerequisite. Contents include: Introduction Terminology and Definitions Line-of-Sight Guidance Pure Pursuit Parallel Navigation Proportional Navigation Mechanization of Proportional Navigation Guidance Laws Related to Proportional Navigation Modern Guidance Laws Appendix A: Equations of Motion Appendix B: Angular Transformations Appendix C: A Few Concepts from Aerodynamics Appendix D: Derivations of Several Equations List of Symbols and Abbreviations Index. This reprint is recommended for design and research engineers, physical scientists, analysts and mathematicians in armament manufacture and research development, and government procurement of marketing for military, naval, and air forces worldwide. It is also suitable for final-year undergraduates and post-graduates in engineering, physics, and applied mathematics.