Cooperative-timing attack with smart munitions using cooperative localization in contested environments: Formulation and centralized algorithm Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2016, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All Rights Reserved. In this paper, we investigate cooperative homing of multiple autonomous munitions in a constrained environment. We consider multiple geographically distributed autonomous munitions with limited sensing capabilities (limited sensing range and field-of-view). The objective of these munitions is to simultaneously reach a stationary target. We use cooperative localization to combine the munition’s fractionated and limited sensing capabilities to collectively estimate each munition’s relative position with respect to the target. Simulation results show that the proposed cooperative localization and navigational algorithms allow a team of munitions to complete a cooperative timing attack mission even if the target is not in the field-of-view of all the munitions. Also, the cooperative localization removes the inherent un-observability of the proportional navigation law in the terminal phase.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sharma, R., & Rathinam, S.

publication date

  • January 2016