1st Edition

Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation

Edited By S.N. Balakrishnan, A. Tsourdos, B.A. White Copyright 2013
    720 Pages 339 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    720 Pages 339 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Stringent demands on modern guided weapon systems require new approaches to guidance, control, and estimation. There are requirements for pinpoint accuracy, low cost per round, easy upgrade paths, enhanced performance in counter-measure environments, and the ability to track low-observable targets. Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation brings together in one volume the latest developments in the three major missile-control components—guidance, control, and estimation—as well as advice on implementation. It also shows how these elements contribute to the overall missile design process.

    Shares Insights from Well-Known Researchers and Engineers from Israel, Korea, France, Canada, the UK, and the US

    The book features contributions by renowned experts from government, the defense industry, and academia from the United States, Israel, Korea, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. It starts from the ground up, developing equations of missile motion. It reviews the kinematics of the engagement and the dynamics of the target and missile before delving into autopilot design, guidance, estimation, and practical implementation issues.

    Covers Nonlinear Control Techniques as Well as Implementation Issues

    The book discusses the design of autopilots using new nonlinear theories and analyzes the performance over a flight envelope of Mach number and altitude. It also contains a chapter on the recent integrated-guidance-and-control approach, which exploits the synergy between the autopilot and guidance system design. The book then outlines techniques applied to the missile guidance problem, including classical guidance, sliding mode-based, and differential game-based techniques. A chapter on the use of differential games integrates the guidance law with the estimation of the target maneuver. A chapter on particle filter describes the latest development in filtering algorithms. The final chapters—written by engineers working in the defense industry in the US, Israel, and Canada—consider the design and implementation issues of a command-to-line-of-sight guidance system and autopilots.

    An Invaluable Resource on the State of the Art of Missile Guidance

    A guide to advanced topics in missile guidance, control, and estimation, this invaluable book combines state-of-the-art theoretical developments presented in a tutorial form and unique practical insights. It looks at how tracking, guidance, and autopilot algorithms integrate into a missile system and guides control system designers through the challenges of the design process.

    Robust Autopilot Design for Quasilinear Parameter-Varying Missile Model
    Antonios Tsourdos and Brian A. White

    Polynomial Approach for Design and Robust Analysis of Lateral Missile Control
    Antonios Tsourdos, Brian A. White, and L. Bruyere

    Control Design and Gain Scheduling Using Observer-Based Structures
    Daniel Alazard

    Adaptive Neural Network–Based Autopilot Design
    Karthikeyan Rajagopal and S.N. Balakrishnan

    Integrated Guidance and Control for Missiles
    N. Harl, M. Dancer, S.N. Balakrishnan, E.J. Ohlmeyer, and C. Phillips

    Higher-Order Sliding Modes for Missile Guidance and Control
    Yuri B. Shtessel and Christian H. Tournes

    Neoclassical Missile Guidance
    Pini Gurfil

    Differential Geometry Applied to Missile Guidance
    Brian A. White and Antonios Tsourdos

    Differential Game-Based Interceptor Missile Guidance
    Josef Shinar and Tal Shima

    Practical Techniques for the Design of Multirate Digital Guidance Laws and Autopilots
    C.A. Rabbath, N. Léchevin, and M. Lauzon

    Optimal Guidance Laws with Impact Angle Control
    Chang-Kyung Ryoo, Min-Jea Tahk, and Hangju Cho

    Integrated Design of Estimator and Guidance Law
    Josef Shinar and Tal Shima

    Introduction to Particle Filters for Tracking and Guidance
    David Salmond

    Design of CLOS Guidance System
    G. Hexner and H. Weiss

    Practical Considerations in Robust Control of Missiles
    Kevin A. Wise



    A. Tsourdos, S.N. Balakrishnan, B.A. White

    "…Advances in Missile Guidance, Control and Estimation is an edited collection of chapters each written by experts in the field… The introduction develops the missile equations of motion and homing engagement dynamics before introducing autopilot and guidance algorithm development; it then poses some challenges and finishes by summarising the contents of the book."
    The Aeronautical Journal, January 2013