homing guidance


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homing guidance

n
(Astronautics) a method of missile guidance in which internal equipment enables it to steer itself onto the target, as by sensing the target's heat radiation

homing guidance

A system by which a missile or torpedo steers itself towards a target by means of a self-contained mechanism which is activated by some distinguishing characteristics of the target. See also active homing guidance; passive homing guidance; semi-active homing guidance.
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Hou, "Implementing minimum-time homing guidance based on the impact point prediction," Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University, vol.
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This textbook introduces the numerical methods behind proportional navigation homing guidance systems for tactical missiles, command guidance systems, booster sizing, flight control design, and ballistic target simulation.