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International Journal of Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

A Mid-course guidance algorithm has been developed for an exo-atmospheric interceptor to neutralize an incoming high speed ballistic Target. The guidance scheme positions the interceptor ahead of the target so that the velocity vectors of the target and interceptors are in the same direction. As the interceptors used in ballistic missile defence have a lower velocity than the incoming target, the target approaches the interceptor. The guidance scheme reduces the closing velocity compared to a head on approach thereby increasing the homing time for a given terminal sensor detection range. The guidance law is validated through numerical simulation.

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