This work deals with two stochastic planar pursuit-evasion differential games where the pursuer is subject to constraints on its control magnitude and its control energy, whereas the evader is subject only to a magnitude constraint on its control. In the first game the motion of the players is confined to the horizonal plane, while in the second their motion is confined to the vertical plane. In both games, owing to thrust, drag, and gravitational forces, the pursuer has a variable speed. The treatment is concerned mainly with the question of how far a certain type of proportional navigation guidance law is a good approximation to an optimal feedback pursuit strategy.

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