Missile Guidance and Control Systems / Edition 1

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Airborne Vehicle Guidance and Control Systems is a broad and wide-
angled engineering and technological area for research, and continues to be important not only in military defense systems but also in industrial process control and in commercial transportation networks such as various Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The book fills a long-standing gap in the literature. The author is retired from the
Air Force Institute and received the Air Force's Outstanding Civilian
Career Service Award.

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"The book under review belongs to that rare category of books that are written by practitioners who have a deep understanding of the real world systems as well as the core academic issues. I recommend this excellent book to all students, practitioners, experts, and academics interested in missile guidance and control. … I would like to commend the author … . I am sure that this book will go down well with the missile guidance and control community … ." (Debasish Ghose, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol.16 (5), 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387007267
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/9/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 666
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The Generalized Missile Equations of Motion 15
3 Aerodynamic Forces and Coefficients 53
4 Tactical Missile Guidance Laws 155
5 Weapon Delivery Systems 269
6 Strategic Missiles 365
7 Cruise Missiles 521
A: Fundamental Constants 589
B: Glossary of Terms 591
C: List of Acronyms 595
D The Standard Atmospheric Model 605
E Missile Classification 611
F Past and Present Tactical/Strategic Missile Systems 625
G Properties of Conics 651
H Radar Frequency Bands 659
I Selected Conversion Factors 661
Index 663
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