Trajectory scheduled missile autopilot design

Jeff S. Shamma, James R. Cloutier

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In this paper, we present an alternate approach to the design of gain-scheduled controllers. Standard gainscheduling typically relies on the instantaneous value of the scheduling variable to update the control gains. This approach has the drawbacks of being limited to slow transitions between operating points and requiring a number of possibly tedious point-by-point designs. The present approach is to have the controller gains dynamically evolve according to the scheduling variable's history-rather than its instantaneous value. At the cost of increased order of the controller, this approach allows rapid transitions between operating conditions as well as alleviates the need for several point-by-point designs. The approach is demonstrated via a stabilizing control design for a longitudinal missile model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780300475, 9780780300477
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992 - Dayton, United States
Duration: Sep 12 1992Sep 16 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992


Conference1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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