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Missile autopilot design based on robust LPV control

Yuanchuan Shen1, Jianqiao Yu1,*, Guanchen Luo2, and Yuesong Mei1   

  1. 1. School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China;
    2. China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100086, China
  • Online:2017-06-20 Published:2010-01-03


This paper proposes an effective algorithm to work out the linear parameter-varying (LPV) framework autopilot for the air defense missile so as to simultaneously guarantee the closed-loop system properties globally and locally, which evidently reduces the number of unknown variables and hence increases the computational efficiency. The notion of “robust quadratic stability” is inducted to meet the global properties, including the robust stability and robust performance, while the regional pole placement scheme together with the adoption of a model matching structure is involved to satisfy the dynamic performance, including limiting the “fast poles”. In order to reduce the conservatism, the full block multiplier is employed to depict the properties, with all specifications generalized in integral quadratic constraint frame and finally transformed into linear matrix inequalities for tractable solutions through convex optimization. Simulation results validate the performance of the designed robust LPV autopilot and the proposed framework control method integrating with the full block multiplier approach and the regional pole placement scheme, and demonstrate the efficiency of the algorithm. An efficient algorithm for the air defense missile is proposed to satisfy the required global stability and local dynamical properties by a varying controller according to the flight conditions, and shows sufficient promise in the computational efficiency and the real-time performance of the missile-borne computer system.