Use of Situation and Risk Modeling in Guidance Solutions

Edwin A. Williams, Yan Jin

Abstract: Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems take data from the environment to create a mathematical representation of the system state. The system’s guidance solution is then determined from this navigation solution and is typically a minimization of some objective weight function, J. This objective function is a time, cost, weight, or other physically realizable quantity. In this paper we show a method to create a guidance solution based upon system risk for a system’s goal. The methodology presented uses a goal to create a situation. The situation assessment creates a situation model whose risk can be determined. The projection of this into the future then creates a trajectory for the system to follow. A simulation of using nautical vessels is shown and compared to traditional optimization methods.
Published in: 2018 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)
April 23 - 26, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Monterey, CA
Pages: 516 - 521
Cite this article: Williams, Edwin A., Jin, Yan, "Use of Situation and Risk Modeling in Guidance Solutions," 2018 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Monterey, CA, April 2018, pp. 516-521.
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