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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Outline

    Course Outline

    1. Basics of Guidance    
         1.1   Guidance Process
         1.2    Missile Guidance
         1.3   Guidance of Cruise Missiles and UAVs
         1.4    Representation of Motion
         1.5  Longitudinal and Lateral Motions
    2.  Control of Lateral Motion 
          2.1   Parallel Navigation

    3. Control of Longitudinal and Lateral Motions 
        3.1   Guidance Correction Controls
        3.2   Lyapunov Approach to Control Law Design 
        3.3   Bellman-Lyapunov Approach. Optimal Guidance Parameters
        3.4   Modified Linear Planar Model of Engagement
        3.5   General  Planar Case  
        3.6   Three-Dimensional Engagement Model 
        3.7   Generalized Guidance Laws
        3.8   Modifies Generalized Guidance Laws
    4.  Guidance of  UAVs
        4.1  Basic Guidance Laws and Vision Based Navigation
        4.2  Generalized Guidance Laws for UAVs 
        4.3  Guidance of a Swarm of UAVs
        4.4  Obstacle Avoidance Algorithms
    5.    Testing Guidance Laws Performance
        5.1   Forces Acting on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
        5.2   Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Dynamics 
        5.3   Autopilot and Actuator Model
        5.4 Filtering and Estimation  
        5.5   Simulation Models of Unmanned  Aerial Vehicles.
              5.5.1      3-DOF Simulation Models
              5.5.2      6-DOF Simulation Models
                    5.5.3      Examples of simulation results related to  Waypoint problem, Rendezvous
                                 Problem,Conditional Rendezvous Problem, Guidance of a Swarm of UAVs,
                                 and Obstacle Avoidance Problem.