Integrated Guidance and Control of Multiple Interceptor Missiles Based on Improved Distributed Cooperative Control Strategy
ABSTRACT In this study, an improved cooperative integrated guidance and control (IGC) design method is proposed based on distributed networks to address the guidance and control problem of multiple interceptor missiles. An IGC model for a leading interceptor is constructed based on the relative kinematic relations between missiles and a target and the kinematic equations of the missiles in a pitch channel. The unknown disturbances of the model are estimated using a finite-time disturbance observer (FTDO). Then, the control algorithm for the leading interceptor is designed according to the disturbance estimation and nonsingular fast dynamic surface sliding mode control (SMC). To enhance the rate of convergence of the cooperative control commands for the interceptors, an improved cooperative control strategy is proposed based on the leader-follower distributed network. Consequently, the two velocity components of the interceptor in the pitch channel can be obtained, which are subsequently converted to the total velocity and flight path angle commands of the interceptor using kinematic relations. The control algorithm for the following interceptor is similarly designed using an FTDO and dynamic surface SMC. The effectiveness of the improved distributed cooperative control strategy for multiple interceptors is validated through simulations.