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Performance Analysis of Guidance Laws Based on Timescale Gap

Dhananjay, Narayanachar and Ghose, Debasish and Bhat, Seetharama M (2010) Performance Analysis of Guidance Laws Based on Timescale Gap. In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 18 (3). pp. 574-590.

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An analytical treatment of performance analysis of guidance laws is possible only in simplistic scenarios. As the complexity of the guidance system increases, a search for analytical solutions becomes quite impractical. In this paper, a new performance measure, based upon the notion of a timescale gap that can be computed through numerical simulations, is developed for performance analysis of guidance laws. Finite time Lyapunov exponents are used to define the timescale gap. It is shown that the timescale gap can be used for quantification of the rate of convergence of trajectories to the collision course. Comparisonbetween several guidance laws, based on the timescale gap, is presented. Realistic simulations to study the effect of aerodynamicsand atmospheric variations on the timescale gap of these guidance laws are also presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: Guidance laws;nonlinear systems;proportional navigation; timescale gap
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 04:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27717

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