Biased Proportional Navigation with Exponentially Decaying Error for Impact Angle Control and Path Following

Erer K. S. , Tekin R., ÖZGÖREN M. K.

24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Athens, Greece, 21 - 24 June 2016, pp.238-243 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-243
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a bias term to enhance proportional navigation is designed through an error signal that is a function of pursuit angles with the objective of accommodating both the problem of impact angle control against a stationary target and the problem of path following using the virtual target concept. The design leads to a second order transfer function describing the linear error dynamics contained within the nonlinear environment. The performance of the proposed guidance law is demonstrated in a comparative simulation study that also involves a well-known trajectory shaping guidance law. Straightforward to implement with no need for time to go, the technique may be utilized in various planar scenarios involving missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles.