Guidance and Navigation


Fall 2015

Saturdays and Mondays, 10:30-12:00 am



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Hadi Nobahari, Room 317, 66164636,

Teaching Assistant:

Sayyed Hamed Sayyedipour, Room 101,



1-      Introduction, Definitions and Concepts

a.       Guidance, Navigation and Control

b.      Elements of a Guidance System

c.       Guidance Phases

d.      Guidance Trajectories

e.       Guidance Sensors

2-      Classification of Guidance and Navigation Systems

a.       Basic Navigation Systems

b.      Combined Navigation Systems

c.       Classification of Guidance Systems

3-      Three-point Guidance Laws

a.       Line-of-Sight Guidance Laws in BR systems

b.      Command to Line-of-Sight Guidance

c.       CLOS Guidance with Lead Angle

d.      Combined Lead and LOS Guidance Laws

e.       Three-dimensional Implementation of CLOS Guidance

4-      Two-point Guidance Laws

a.       Pursuit Guidance

b.      Proportional Navigation Guidance

c.       3D Implementation

d.      Analytical Solution of TPN

e.       Simulation of PN

f.       Performance of TPN

g.       Comparison of Beam Rider and PN

h.      Proportional Navigation Command Guidance

i.        Proportional Navigation Inertial Guidance

j.        Implementation of Proportional Navigation Guidance

k.      Linearization of PN

l.        Analysis of the Homing Loop Using Adjoint Theory

m.    TPN versus APN

n.      Optimal Two-point Guidance

o.      Pulsed Guidance

p.      Optimal Midcourse Guidance

5-      Ballistic Guidance Laws

a.       Ballistic Trajectories

b.      Required Velocity

c.       Gravity Turn

d.      Lambert Problem

e.       Velocity to be Gained

f.       Cross Product Steering

g.       Lambert Guidance

h.      General Energy Management (GEM) Steering

i.        Explicit Versus Implicit Guidance

j.        Q and Q* Guidance

k.      Preset Guidance

l.        Virtual Targets

6-      UAVs Guidance Laws

a.       UAV Guidance Problems

b.      Application of Tactical Guidance Laws in UAVs

c.       Trajectory Tracking

d.      Terrain Following/Terrain Avoidance

e.       Optimal TF/TA Path Planning

f.       Cooperative Search and Localization

g.       Cooperative Target Search and Track

h.      Cooperative Attack

i.        Cooperative Defense

7-      Complementary topics on guidance

a.       Integrated Guidance and Control Systems

b.      Optimization of Guidance Algorithms

Text Books:

  1. P. Zarchan, Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance, 6th Edition, AIAA Education Series, Vol. 239, PROGRESS IN ASTRONAUTICS AND AERONAUTICS, 2012.
  2. George M. Siouris, Missile Guidance and Control Systems, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 2004.


Homework (+Bonus)                          5+1 out of 20+2

Mid-term Exam                                     5   out of 20+2  

Final Exam                                          10   out of 20+2

Class Presence (Bonus)                      +1   out of 20+2


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