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1993

Autopilot dynamics

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Analytical Guidance Laws And Integrated Guidance/Autopilot For Homing Missiles, S. N. Balakrishnan, Donald T. Stansbery, J. H. Evers, J. R. Cloutier Jan 1993

Analytical Guidance Laws And Integrated Guidance/Autopilot For Homing Missiles, S. N. Balakrishnan, Donald T. Stansbery, J. H. Evers, J. R. Cloutier

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An approach to integrated guidance/autopilot design is considered in this study. It consists of two parts: 1) recognizing the importance of polar coordinates to describe the end game in terms of problem description and measurement acquisition, the terminal guidance problem is formulated in terms of polar coordinates; 2a) through the use of the state transition matrix of the intercept dynamics, a closed form solution for the transverse command acceleration is obtained; and 2b) through a commonly used approximation on time-to-go and a coordinate transformation, a family of proportional navigation optimal guidance laws is obtained in a closed form. A ...