Optimal Stochastic Control in the Interception Problem of a Randomly Tacking Vehicle

Andrey A. Galyaev, Pavel V. Lysenko, Evgeny Y. Rubinovich
2021 Mathematics  
This article considers the mathematical aspects of the problem of the optimal interception of a mobile search vehicle moving along random tacks on a given route and searching for a target, which travels parallel to this route. Interception begins when the probability of the target being detected by the search vehicle exceeds a certain threshold value. Interception was carried out by a controlled vehicle (defender) protecting the target. An analytical estimation of this detection probability is
more » ... roposed. The interception problem was formulated as an optimal stochastic control problem, which was transformed to a deterministic optimization problem. As a result, the optimal control law of the defender was found, and the optimal interception time was estimated. The deterministic problem is a simplified version of the problem whose optimal solution provides a suboptimal solution to the stochastic problem. The obtained control law was compared with classic guidance methods. All the results were obtained analytically and validated with a computer simulation.
doi:10.3390/math9192386 fatcat:vn6hy225lrh25krn427hd5kglq