Pursuit evasion games with imperfect information revisited

Barak Or, Joseph Z. Ben-Asher, Isaac Yaesh

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Differential Games for pursuit evasion problems have been investigated for many years. Differential games, with linear state equations and quadratic cost functions, are called Linear Quadratic Differential Game (LQDG). In these games, one defines two players a pursuer and an evader, where the former aims to minimize and the latter aims to maximize the same cost function (zero-sum games). The main advantage in using the LQDG formulation is that one gets Proportional Navigation (PN) like solutions with continuous control functions. One approach which plays a main role in the LQDG literature is Disturbance Attenuation (DA), whereby target maneuvers and measurement error are considered as external disturbances. In this approach, a general representation of the input-output relationship between disturbances and output performance measure is the DA function (or ratio). This function is bounded by the control. This work revisits and elaborates upon this approach. We introduce the equivalence between two main implementations of the DA control. We then study a representative case, a "Simple Boat Guidance Problem" (SBGP), with perfect and imperfect information patterns. By the derivation of the analytical solution for this game, and by running some numerical simulations, we develop the optimal solution based on the critical values of the DA ratio. Finally, we study a representative Missile Guidance Engagement (MGE) problem. The qualitative and quantitative properties of the MGE solution, based on the critical DA ratio, are studied by extensive numerical simulations, and are shown to be different than the fixed DA ratio solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event58th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2018 - Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel
Duration: 14 Mar 201815 Mar 2018


Conference58th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, IACAS 2018
CityTel-Aviv and Haifa

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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