Missile Guidance and Control Systems / Edition 1

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Though originally inspired by military applications, the advent of missile guidance and control systems has led to applications in a variety of fields — in robotics, industrial process control, and in commercial transportation networks such as Global Positioning System technology. This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the technology behind tactical and strategic missiles and the guidance, control, and instrumentation required to reach a given "target."

Topics covered include: missile aerodynamic forces and moments, the missile mathematical model, weapon delivery, GPS (Global Positioning System) and TERCOM (terrain contour matching) guidance, cruise missile mechanization equations, and a detailed analysis of ballistic missile guidance laws.

The presentation assumes familiarity with calculus, ordinary differential equations, and some knowledge of modern control theory. The text is replete wuith practical examples designed to illustrate important concepts. This book will be an essential resource for students of aeronautical/aerospace engineering, as well as practicing engineers involved in the design, development, and analysis of modern aerospace guidance and control systems.

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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: 9781441918352
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 666
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 The Generalized Missile Equations of Motion
2.1 Coordinate Systems
2.1.1 Transformation Properties of Vectors
2.1.2 Linear Vector Functions
2.1.3 Tensors
2.1.4 Coordinate Transformations
2.2 Rigid-Body Equations of Motion
2.3 D'Alembert's Principle
2.4 Lagrange's Equations for Rotating Coordinate Systems

3 Aerodynamic Forces and Coefficients
3.1 Aerodynamic Forces Relative to the Wind Axis System
3.2 Aerodynamic Moment Representation
3.2.1 Airframe Characteristics and Criteria
3.3 System Design and Missile Mathematical Model
3.3.1 System Design
3.3.2 The Missile Mathematical Model
3.4 The Missile Guidance System Model
3.4.1 The Missile Seeker Subsystem
3.4.2 Missile Noise Inputs
3.4.3 Radar Target Tracking Signal
3.4.4 Infrared Tracking Systems
3.5 Autopilots
3.5.1 Control Surfaces and Actuators
3.6 English Bias

4 Tactical Missile Guidance Laws
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Tactical Guidance Intercept Techniques
4.2.1 Homing Guidance
4.2.2 Command and Other Types of Guidance
4.3 Missile Equations of Motion
4.4 Derivation of the Fundamental Guidance Equations
4.5 Proportional Navigation
4.6 Augmented Proportional Navigation
4.7 Three-Dimensional Proportional Navigation
4.8 Application of Optimal Control of Linear Feedback Systems with Quadratic Performance Criteria in Missile Guidance
4.8.1 Introduction
4.8.2 Optimal Filtering
4.8.3 Optimal Control of Linear Feedback Systems with Quadratic Performance Criteria
4.8.4 Optimal Control for Intercept Guidance
4.9 End Game

5 Weapon Delivery Systems
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Definitions and Acronyms Used in Weapon Delivery
5.2.1 Definitions
5.2.2 Acronyms
5.3 Weapon Delivery Requirements
5.3.1 Tactics and Maneuvers
5.3.2 Aircraft Sensors
5.4 The Navigation/Weapon Delivery System
5.4.1 The Fire Control Computer
5.5 Factors In.uencing Weapon Delivery Accuracy
5.5.1 Error Sensitivities
5.5.2 Aircraft Delivery Modes
5.6 Unguided Weapons
5.6.1 Types of Weapon Delivery
5.6.2 Unguided Free-Fall Weapon Delivery
5.6.3 Release Point Computation for Unguided Bombs
5.7 The Bombing Problem
5.7.1 Conversion of Ground Plane Miss Distance into Aiming Plane Miss Distance
5.7.2 Multiple Impacts
5.7.3 Relationship Among REP, DEP, and CEP
5.8 Equations of Motion
5.9 Covariance Analysis
5.10 Three-Degree-of-Freedom Trajectory Equations and Error Analysis
5.10.1 Error Analysis
5.11 Guided Weapons
5.12 Integrated Flight Control in Weapon Delivery
5.12.1 Situational Awareness/Situation Assessment (SA/SA)
5.12.2 Weapon Delivery Targeting Systems
5.13 Air-to-Ground Attack Component
5.14 Bomb Steering
5.15 Earth Curvature
5.16 Missile Launch Envelope
5.17 Mathematical Considerations Pertaining to the Accuracy of Weapon Delivery Computations

6 Strategic Missiles
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The Two-Body Problem
6.3 Lambert's Theorem
6.4 First-Order Motion of a Ballistic Missile
6.4.1 Application of the Newtonian Inverse-Square Field Solution to Ballistic Missile Flight
6.4.2 The Spherical Hit Equation
6.4.3 Ballistic Error Coef.cients
6.4.4 Effect of the Rotation of the Earth
6.5 The Correlated Velocity and Velocity-to-Be-Gained Concepts
6.5.1 Correlated Velocity
6.5.2 Velocity-to-Be-Gained
6.5.3 The Missile Control System
6.5.4 Control During the Atmospheric Phase
6.5.5 Guidance Techniques
6.6 Derivation of the Force Equation for Ballistic Missiles
6.6.1 Equations of Motion
6.6.2 Missile Dynamics
6.7 Atmospheric Reentry
6.8 Missile Flight Model
6.9 Ballistic Missile Intercept
6.9.1 Introduction
6.9.2 Missile Tracking Equations of Motion

7 Cruise Missiles
7.1 Introduction
7.2 System Description
7.2.1 System Functional Operation and Requirements
7.2.2 Missile Navigation System Description
7.3 Cruise Missile Navigation System Error Analysis
7.3.1 Navigation Coordinate System
7.4 Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM)
7.4.1 Introduction
7.4.2 De.nitions
7.4.3 The Terrain-Contour Matching (TERCOM) Concept
7.4.4 Data Correlation Techniques
7.4.5 Terrain Roughness Characteristics
7.4.6 TERCOM System Error Sources
7.4.7 TERCOM Position Updating
7.5 The NAVSTAR/GPS Navigation System
7.5.1 GPS/INS Integration

A Fundamental Constants
B Glossary of Terms
C List of Acronyms
D The Standard Atmospheric Model References
E Missile Classi.cation
F Past and Present Tactical/Strategic Missile Systems
F.1 Historical Background
F.2 Unpowered Precision-Guided Munitions (PGM) References
G Properties of Conics
G.1 Preliminaries
G.2 General Conic Trajectories References
H Radar Frequency Bands
I Selected Conversion Factors

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