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A Modified Weighted Least Squares Range Estimator for ASM (Anti-Ship Missile) Application

Ick-Ho Whang, Won-Sang Ra, and Jo-Young Ahn
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 3, no. 3, pp.486-492, 2005

Abstract : A practical recursive WLS (weighted least squares) algorithm is proposed to estimate relative range using LOS (line-of-sight) information for ASM (anti-ship missile) application. Apart from the previous approaches based on the EKF (extended Kalman filter), to ensure good convergence properties in long range engagement situations, the proposed scheme utilizes LOS rate measurements instead of conventionally used LOS angle measurements. The estimation error property for the proposed filter is investigated and a simple error compensator is devised to enhance its estimation error performances. Simulation results indicate that the proposed filter produces very accurate range estimates with extremely small computations.

Keyword : Anti-ship missiles, EKF, homing guidance, range estimation, WLS.

 
 
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