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The state-space approach to the method of adjoints for hybrid guidance loop models

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Author: Weiss, M. · Bucco, D.
Institution: TNO Defensie en Veiligheid
Source:AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Chicago, IL, USA, 10-13 August 2009 (Conference code: 81960)
Identifier: 425206
ISBN: 9781563479786
Report number: AIAA 2009-6276
Keywords: Weapon systems · Adjoint methods · Adjoints · Discrete dynamics · Discrete events · General model · Guidance loops · Guidance system · Linear dynamical systems · Multi rate · State space approach · Dynamical systems · Linear control systems · Navigation


A framework is introduced to develop the theory of the Adjoint Method for models including both continuous and discrete dynamics. The basis of this framework consists of the class of impulsive linear dynamical systems. It allows extension of the Adjoint Method to more general models that include multirate subsystems, or non-periodic discrete events. Both the deterministic and the stochastic case are considered and the theory is applied to study the effect of uplinks on the performance of a guidance system. Copyright © 2009 by TNO The Netherlands and DSTO Australia.