Two-target game model of an air combat with fire-and-forget all-aspect missiles. (English) Zbl 0662.90103

An air combat duel between similar aggressive fighter aircract, both equipped with the same type of guided missiles is formulated as a two- target differential game using the dynamic model of the game of two identical cars. Each of the identical target sets represents the effective firing envelope of an all-aspect fire-and-forget air-to-air missile. The firing range limits depend on the target aspect angle and are approximated by analytical functions. The maximum range, computed by taking into account the optimal missile avoidance maneuver of the target, determines the no-escape firing envelope. The solution consists of the decomposition of the game space into four regions: the respective winning zones of the two opponents, the draw zone, and the region where the game terminates by a mutual kill. The solution provides a new insight for future air combat analysis.
Reviewer: A.Davidovitz


91A23 Differential games (aspects of game theory)
91A99 Game theory
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