Accession Number : ADA305454

Title :   Nonlinear Control of Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 92-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Wise, Kevin A. ; Sedwick, Jack L. ; Eberhardt, Rowena L.

PDF Url : ADA305454

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : The problem of designing flight control system for high performance anti-air missiles is discussed in this report. The research addresses three areas of missile autopilot design. The first area investigates the application of nonlinear H-infinity optimal control for an integrated aerodynamic/thrust vector controlled missile. The second area investigates the design of autopilots for missiles using on-off reaction control valve actuators. A sliding mode control law is developed using H-infinity design methods. The third area focused on developing nonconservative robustness analysis algorithms for gain scheduled missile autopilots.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, *ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES, ALGORITHMS, CONTROL THEORY, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, SLIDING.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE