Intercepting ICBMs in Three Dimensions
This Demonstration simulates an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) being chased by an Extended Range Interceptor (ERINT). Three sample paths are given for the ICBM: logarithmic (most typical), helical, and a combination of the two. The ERINT pursuit is governed by the iteration of differential equations in a manner similar to that of Euler's method. See Details for more complete discussion.