ATI Professional Development Technical Training Short Course on Missile Autopilots
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This applications-oriented course provides a
comprehensive overview of missile autopilots. The
course begins with an overview of the missile
equations of motion and aerodynamic models,
followed by a review of linear system theory
including frequency response and Bode plots, root
locus, stability criteria, and compensator design.
This introductory material is followed by detailed
discussion of modern missile autopilot design topics
including hardware and hardware modeling, November 17-20, 2008
autopilot design requirements, and autopilot design
examples. The remainder of the course focuses on Columbia, Maryland
'real world' issues such as nonlinearities, gain
scheduling, discretization, pitch-yaw-roll autopilot $1795 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
design, and other advanced concepts. Examples "Register 3 or More & Receive $10000 each
are included throughout the course. Off The Course Tuition."
Paul Jackson is the supervisor of the
Engineering and Development “We went from theory to
Section of the Guidance and Control
Group at the Applied Physics advanced design & analysis
Laboratory (APL) and is the APL Lead techniques ... all with real world
for Standard Missile-2 Guidance and
Control. Since joining the staff of APL issues.”
in 1988, he has worked as an analyst
on missile guidance and control
systems, particularly for the US Navy Tomahawk
and Standard missiles. His early contributions came Course Outline
as a member of the APL team that was among the
first to demonstrate the application of modern robust 1. Overview of Missile Autopilots. Definitions,
control techniques such as H-Infinity Control and Types of Autopilots, Example Applications
Mu-Synthesis to the missile autopilot design 2. Equations of Motion. Coordinate Systems,
problem. Subsequent experience includes the Transformations, Euler Angles, Force Equations,
design, analysis, and simulation of missile autopilot Moment Equations, Aerodynamic Variables,
and guidance algorithms and hardware. Mr. Linearization, Aerodynamics
Jackson has presented papers at AIAA and the IEEE 3. Linear Systems. State Variables, Block
conferences and is a former member of the AIAA Diagrams, Laplace Transforms, Transfer Functions,
Guidance, Navigation and Control Technical Impulse Response, Step Response, Stability, Second
Committee. Order Systems, Frequency Response, Root Locus,
Nyquist Stability Theory
4. Feedback Control. Need for Feedback, Design
What You Will Learn Criteria, Types of Feedback, Compensator Design via
Root Locus, Compensator Design via Frequency
• The underlying physics governing missile dynamics.
• Theory and applications for autopilot design and
optimization. 5. Autopilot Hardware. Actuators, Principles of the
Gyro, Gyro Modeling, Principles of Accelerometers,
• Autopilot requirements and design tradeoffs between Accelerometer Modeling
performance and robustness.
6. Pitch Autopilot Design. Time Domain
• Choosing autopilot implementation approaches. Requirements, Frequency Domain Requirements,
• Applications to real-world missile systems. Acceleration Feedback, Acceleration and Rate
• Fundamentals for autopilot design and analysis with Feedback, Pitch Over Autopilot, Three-Loop Autopilot
emphasis on linear systems. 7. Implementation Issues. Body Modes, Actuator
• Missile dynamics including aerodynamic modeling. Saturation, Integrator Windup, Gain Scheduling,
• Feedback, feedback design criteria, types of Discretization
feedback, compensator design. 8. Pitch-Yaw-Roll Autopilot Design. Classical
• Autopilot hardware modeling including actuators, Approach, Skid-to-Turn, Bank-to-Turn, Design
gyros, and accelerometers. Examples
• Pitch Autopilot Design. 9. Advanced Concepts. Multivariable Stability
• Pitch-Yaw-Roll Autopilot Design. Analysis, LQR Optimal Control, Modern Robust Control
• Advanced Design and Analysis Techniques. Design Techniques
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