Anti-Tank Guided Missile Performance Enhancement Part-1: Hardware in the Loop Simulation

Document Type : Original Article


1 Graduate Student in Guidance and Radar Department, MTC, Cairo, Egypt.

2 Prof. in Electronics and Electrical Communication Department, MSA University, Cairo, Egypt.

3 Asc. Prof. in Electronics and Electrical Communication Department, MUST, 6th October, Cairo, Egypt.


Abstract The performance of antitank guided missile systems is measured through the minimum missdistance
and its capability to overcome target maneuver and different sources of errors
including disturbances and noises. Toward these performance constraints, the guidance and
control is considered which is one of the most interesting and challenging problem areas for
antitank missile. Therefore, this paper considers an antitank guided missile system belonging
to the first generation for the design and analysis. The design and analysis necessitates
somehow accurate model (objective of Part-1 of the paper) for the system and a robust control
design philosophy (objective of Part-2 of the paper).
Transfer functions representing the missile-control system dynamics in pitch and yaw planes
are identified via hardware in the loop simulation and considered for investigation and
validation against previous work and reference flight data [13]. This investigation includes
experiment design, on-line identification procedure, and evaluating the identified control
system (Jetvator) model within the 6DOF simulation such that the performance requirements
are achieved. The results show how the hardware in the loop simulation with systemidentification
lead to accurate model with clear effect upon enhancing the system performance
which gave the green light for the next step of robust controller design.