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A novel approach to deterministic performance analysis of guidance loops with saturation

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Author: Weiss, M. · Bucco, D.
Source:AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011, Portland, OR, USA, 8-11 August 2011
Identifier: 476241
ISBN: 9781600869525
Report number: AIAA 2011-6418
Keywords: Aviation · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Mechatronics, Mechanics & Materials · WS - Weapon Systems · TS - Technical Sciences


Since saturation often plays an important role in limiting the performance of guidance loops, performance analysis of guidance loops with saturation has been a popular subject of investigation. Most work so far has concentrated on the effect of saturation on stochastic performance of guidance loops, using as an essential tool stochastic linearization methods. However, saturation limits performance also against in the deterministic case. This paper proposes a systematic approach to determine the influence of saturation on the performance of a guidance loop in the case of deterministic exogenous signals. The primary ingredient of the proposed approach is a numerical procedure to estimate time-varying upper-bounds for the input to the saturation element. © 2011 by TNO, The Netherlands and DSTO, Australia.