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Two robust homing missile guidance laws based on sliding mode control theory

Babu, KR and Sarma, IG and Swamy, KN (1994) Two robust homing missile guidance laws based on sliding mode control theory. In: of National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON'94), 23-27 May 1994, Dayton, OH, USA, pp. 540-547.


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Two new guidance laws for short range homing missiles are developed by invoking the sliding mode control (SMC) theory. Guidance law 1 as structured around the basic proportional navigation (PN), with an additive switching term, which is a function of the line of sight (LOS) rate alone. An adaptive procedure is suggested to select the gain of the switching term, in order to reduce chattering. This guidance law is nearly as simple to implement as the PN itself and does not require any explicit target maneuver estimation. Guidance law 2, based on a first order sliding surface, is designed such that it results in a continuous acceleration law, thereby reducing the chattering problem. While explicitly taking into account the effect of aerodynamic drag, it requires the second derivatives of LOS angle and range, which are not directly measured. An estimation scheme, again based on sliding mode theory, is presented to estimate these quantities. Simulation results clearly demonstrate the superior performance of these schemes

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: adaptive control;digital simulation;missiles;navigation;state estimation;variable structure systems
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11038

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