Research & Technology Consulting






                                       MODERN MISSILE GUIDANCE (16-32 hours)


This course  presents both fundamental concepts and practical implementation of parallel navigation.

The guidance law design is considered from the point of view of control theory, i.e., as design of  controls guiding missiles to hit  targets.  Guidance laws design is considered as design of controls. The design procedure is presented in the time-domain and in the frequency-domain.  The different approaches, in the time and frequency domain, generate different guidance laws that supplement each other. The proportional navigation is considered also as a control problem. A class of guidance laws is obtained based on Lyapunov approach. It is shown that this class of guidance laws improves the effectiveness of the proportional navigation law for maneuvering and nonmaneuvering targets. The analytical expressions of the guidance law are given for the generalized planar and three-dimensional engagement models for missiles with and without axial controlled acceleration. The problem of the integrated design of guidance and control laws is discussed. The problem of modification of the existing autopilots is presented as a problem of new guidance laws design. Computational aspects of new  missile guidance laws are discussed.  As an example the application of the theory to design of  the boost-phase airborn interceptors is considered.


·        Basics of  Missile Guidance. Parallel Navigation 

·        Guidance Laws Based on Lyapunov Approach 

·        Optimal Parameters of New Guidance Laws (Bellman-Lyapunov Approach)

·          Analysis of Guided Missile Systems in Time Domain

·          Analysis of Guided Missile Systems in Frequency Domain

·          Design  of  Guidance  Laws  Implementing  Parallel Navigation          

       Time-domain Approach.  Frequency-domain Approach

·          Guidance Law Performance Analysis Under Stochastic Inputs

·         Integrated Missile Design

·           Missile Guidance Software

·         An Example of a Practical Application


This course was taught at the 2009 AIAA Conference on Guidance and Control, Chicago, IL and

at the 2011 AIAA Conference on Guidance and Control, Portland, OR.

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