Design of Guidance & Control Systems for Tactical Missiles: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Design of Guidance & Control Systems for Tactical Missiles

1st Edition

By Qi Zaikang, Lin Defu

CRC Press

264 pages | 345 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-09-09
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Design of Guidance & Control Systems for Tactical Missiles presents a modern, comprehensive study of the latest design methods for tactical missile guidance and control. It analyzes autopilot designs, seeker system designs, guidance laws and theories, and the internal and external disturbances affecting the performance factors of missile guidance control systems. The text combines detailed examination of key theories with practical coverage of methods for advanced missile guidance control systems. It is valuable content for professors and graduate-level students in missile guidance and control, along with engineers and researchers who work in the area of tactical missile guidance and control.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Basics of Missile Guidance Control

1.1. Overview

1.2. Missile Control Methods

2. Missile Trajectory Models, Aerodynamic Derivatives, Dynamic Coefficients and Missile Transfer Functions

2.1 Symbols and Definitions

2.2 Euler Equations of the Missile Rigid Body Motion

2.3 Configuration of the Control Surfaces

2.4 Aerodynamic Derivatives and the Missile Control Dynamic Coefficient

2.5 The Transfer Function of a Missile the Object Being Controlled

3. Basic Missile Control Component Mathematics Models

3.1 Seeker

3.2 Actuator

3.3 Angular Rate Gyro

3.4 Accelerometer

3.5 Inertial Navigation Components and Integrated Inertial Navigation Module

4. Autopilot Design

4.1 Acceleration Autopilot

4.2 Pitch/Yaw Attitude Autopilot

4.3 Flight Path Angle Autopilot

4.4 Roll Attitude Autopilot

4.5 BTT Autopilot

4.6 Thrust vector control and thruster control

5. Guidance radar

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Motion Characteristic of the Target Line-of-Sight

5.3 Loop of the Guidance Radar Control

5.4 Effect of the Receiver Thermal Noise on the Performance of Guidance


5.5 Effect of Target Glint on the Performance of Guidance Radar

5.6 Effect of Other Disturbances on the Performance of Guidance Radar

6. Line of Sight Guidance

6.1 LOS Guidance System

6.2 Analysis of the Required Acceleration for the Missile with LOS


6.3 Analysis of the LOS Guidance Loop

6.4 Lead Angle Method

7. Seekers

7.1 Overview

7.2 Electromechanical Structure of Commonly Used Seekers

7.3 Mechanism Analysis of the Anti-disturbance Moment of the Seeker’s

Stabilization Loop and Tracking Loop

7.4 Transfer Function of Body Motion Coupling and Parasitic Loop

7.5 A Real Seeker Model

7.6 Other Parasitic Loop Models

7.7 Stabilization Loop and Tracking Loop Design of the Platform Based


8. Proportional Navigation and Extended Proportional Navigation Guidance Laws

8.1 Proportional Navigation Guidance Law

8.2 Extended Proportional Navigation Guidance Laws (Optimal Proportional Navigation, OPN)

8.3 Other Types of Proportional Navigation Laws

8.4 Target Maneuver Acceleration Estimation

8.5 Optimum Trajectory Control Design

Appendix. I Proof of the Proportional Navigation Law with the Help of Optimal Control Theory

Appendix. II Adjoint Method



About the Authors

Zaikang Qi

Weapon Guidance and Control technology Chief Technical Expert. Serve as chair professor of Aircraft Guidance and Control Design in Beijing Institute of Technology, director of the institute of UAV Autonomous Control. Engaged in teaching and researching in the field of aircraft system design major for 60 years. Not only cultivated a batch of excellent young scholars and engineers, but also worked as chief engineer over several advanced researches and model scientific research projects. Member of the State Council Academic Degrees Committee Disciplinary Appraisal Team of the People's Republic of China; International editor of the American journal of Computers in mechanical engineering.

Defu Lin

Dr. Lin Defu received his Ph.D degree from Beijing Institute of Technology. Director of the institute of UAV Autonomous Control. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the overall design and guidance and control of flight vehicles. He has worked as principle investigators for several key national projects. Due to his outstanding research work, he has been awarded second prize of National Scientific Invention and National Defense Science and Technology. He has more than 80 journal publications and serves as member of multiple academic committees.

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