Adaptive Control and Guidance for Tactical Missiles. Volume 1: Parts 1 and 2. Introduction and Adaptive Control Theory
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The fields of adaptive control and guidance are searched for techniques that can be beneficially applied to the design of guidance systems for tactical missiles. A large number of existing adaptive control techniques are investigated and new methods which are suited to the needs of missile control systems, are proposed. The feasibility of promising autopilot design procedures is demonstrated through computer simulations, using realistic time- varying airframe dynamics. Guidance techniques for tactical missiles are also reviewed and a number of steering laws, derived from optimal control theory, are evaluated. Quantitative comparisons are made between different guidance laws on the basis of intercept accuracy and control effort expended.
- Guided Missiles