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Homing Missile Guidance and Control
The Cover: This issue of the Technical Digest features articles detailing homing missile guidance and control techniques. Homing missiles, which have played an increasingly important role in warfare since the end of World War II, guide themselves to intercept targets that can maneuver unpredictably, such as enemy aircraft or anti-ship cruise missiles. To accomplish this intercept, an onboard sensor provides target data on which guidance decisions are based; this process is referred to as homing guidance. This issue of the Digest discusses guided missiles that make use of an onboard sensor to home in on the target and, specifically, the related flight control and homing guidance concepts employed in such systems.
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