The latest theoretical developments in guided weapon systems are among the topics covered in a new textbook co-edited by Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan, Curators’ Professor of aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Advances in Missile Guidance, Control and Estimation is the title of the book, published earlier this month by CRC Press. Balakrishnan’s co-editors are Dr. Antonio Tsourdos and Dr. B.A. White, both of Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.
The book is guide to advanced topics in missile guidance, control and estimation, and combines state-of-the-art theoretical developments presented in a tutorial form.
“This book features contributions by renowned experts from government, the defense industry and academia from the United States, Israel, Korea, Canada, France and the United Kingdom,” says Balakrishnan. “It provides the latest information on theoretical developments and implementation issues, examines how tracking, guidance and autopilot algorithms integrate into a missile system, and guides control system designers through the challenges of the design process.”
Balakrishnan is also an author of two chapters in the book, “Adaptive Neural Network-Based Autopilot Design” and “Integrated Guidance and Control for Missiles.”
Balakrishnan is internationally known for his work in developing missile guidance algorithms and intelligent control. His research interests include stability and control of aerospace and mechanical systems, cognition and bio-inspired techniques for decision and control, and large-scale optimization. His research in missile guidance and control has been supported by grants from the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, the Air Force and the Missile Defense Agency.