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The continuing evolving capability of guided weapons demands ever more knowledge of their development. This modern and comprehensive book covers the control aspect of guidance of missiles, torpedoes, robots, and even animal predators, from the viewpoint of the pursuer. The text studies trajectories, zones of interception, the required manoeuvre effort, time of flight, launch envelopes, and stability of the guidance process. Mathematics at first-year university level is the only prerequisite. Acquaintance with feedback control theory would be helpful to the reader.
- Covers the control aspect of guidance of missiles, torpedoes, robots, and even animal predators, from the viewpoint of the pursuer
- Studies trajectories, zones of interception, the required manoeuvre effort, time of flight, launch envelopes, and stability of the guidance process
Professionals and academics.
Terminology and definitions; Line of sight guidance; Pure pursuit; Parallel navigation; Proportional navigation; Mechanisation of proportional navigation; Guidance laws related to proportional navigation; Modern guidance laws; Appendices: A - Equations of motion; B - Angular transformations; C - Concepts from aerodynamics; D - Derivations of several equations.
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- © Woodhead Publishing 1998
- 1st January 1998
- Woodhead Publishing
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Israel Armament Development Authority and Technion Institute of Technology, Israel
A bargain, highly recommended to all missile guidance engineers, old-hand or starting their career. Also a well-suited course textbook for final year and post-graduate applied mathematics and engineering courses. Could be dipped into at bed time, as well as serving as a valuable addition to the workplace library., The Aeronautical Journal
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