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Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Maneuvering Targets
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (256) 704-3420
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (256) 704-3404
The theoretical basis for current GNC algorithms implemented in interceptors has evolved from linear optimal control theory, which includes simple target maneuvers. These implementations suffer from lack of robustness when future threat target maneuvers are encountered, since the interceptor to target maneuver advantage required will exceed the maximums achievable. The spiraling and chaotic nature of ballistic targets in the atmosphere will also stress current GNC capabilities to derive and execute a maneuver fast enough and accurately enough to effect a direct hit.
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