Design and Analysis of Air-To-Air Missile Using Digital Control Thesis.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The design of automatic control systems is one of the most critical and important tasks that the air-to-air missile control engineer must accomplish. The advantages of low cost, high reliability and low power requirements, along with the small space requirements, make digital controllers a very attractive device for this purpose. This thesis presents the engineering techniques that can be employed to develop a mathematical model of a generic missile and also to design a digital controller for the system. The basic missiles stability and performance is evaluated in both the continuous and discrete domains, for angles of attack of 0 and 30 degrees. The effects of sampling time are demonstrated, and direct digital design techniques are presented, with the resulting digital controllers being evaluated as to their effect on system performance. Pitch rate control is investigated in addition to pitch attitude control.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles