Control Systems.- Review of Signals and Systems.- Discretization.- Models.- Global Digital Redesign.- Flatness-Based Control.- Digital Redesign of Autopilots.
This unique book provides a bridge between digital control theory and vehicle guidance and control practice. It presents practical techniques of digital redesign and direct discrete-time design suitable for a real-time implementation of controllers and guidance laws at multiple rates and with and computational techniques. The theory of digital control is given as theorems, lemmas, and propositions. The design of the digital guidance and control systems is illustrated by means of step-by-step procedures, algorithms, and case studies. The systems proposed are applied to realistic models of unmanned systems and missiles, and digital implementation.
Discusses the design analysis and modeling of small aircraft systems, missiles and mobile robots
Covers discrete-time models of continuous-time systems
Includes material on flight control systems for wheeled mobile robots, miniature aerial vehicles and tail controlled missiles
Utilizes numerical computations and experiments to simulate real time operation