Title

Surveillance of a Faster Fixed-Course Target

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-22-2022

Abstract

The maximum surveillance of a target which is holding course is considered, wherein an observer vehicle aims to maximize the time that a faster target remains within a fixed-range of the observer. This entails two coupled phases: an approach phase and observation phase. In the approach phase, the observer strives to make contact with the faster target, such that in the observation phase, the observer is able to maximize the time where the target remains within range. Using Pontryagin's Minimum Principle, the optimal control laws for the observer are found in closed-form. Example scenarios highlight various aspects of the engagement.

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DOI

10.48550/arXiv.2209.11289

Source Publication

arXiv [math.OC]

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