Adaptation of a control system to varying missile configurations

Ekinci, Özgür
Varying missile configurations may create uncertainty for a missile control algorithm developed with linear control theory, for instance the control system performance requirements may not be satisfied anymore. Missile configuration may change during the missile design period due to variations in subsystem locations, subsystem weights and missile geometry. Likewise, burning propellant, deployment of aerodynamic surfaces and wings with varying sweep angle can be considered as in-flight missile configuration changes. This thesis study addresses development and analysis of an adaptive missile control algorithm to account for the uncertain effects caused by varying missile configuration. Control algorithms, designed using pole placement, are augmented with adaptive neural networks. The resulting controller is a type of model reference adaptive controller. Adaptation characteristics of the augmented control algorithms are investigated to changing center of pressure location and missile geometry. Analyses are performed for three different missile configurations using simulation.


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Citation Formats
Ö. Ekinci, “Adaptation of a control system to varying missile configurations,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.