Yong D. Song
Feb 1, 2002
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Abstract : The primary objective of this project is to design, analyze, and test new autopilot algorithms for trajectory tracking control of dual range missiles. The main contributions of this project can be summarized as follows. First, a low-order memory-based control method was developed. This method is based on observing and generalizing past system responses and control experience. It does not demand detailed information about the system dynamics. Second, the memory-based method is integrated with a partial inverse dynamics control and applied to achieve missile orientation tracking in the presence of actuator dynamics and aerodynamics. It is shown that this method is effective in dealing with system nonlinearities and uncertainties due to varying flight conditions. The method is also extended to position/orientation tracking. Finally, the developed autopilot algorithms were tested via computer simulation.