Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 619–625 | Cite as

Finite-time convergent guidance law with impact angle constraint based on sliding-mode control

  • Yunxi Zhang
  • Mingwei Sun
  • Zengqiang Chen
Original Paper


In this paper, a finite-time convergent sliding-mode guidance law with terminal impact angle constraint is presented. The guidance law insures that the line-of-sight angular rate will converge to zero before the final time of the guidance process. Meanwhile the flight-path angle will meet the terminal impact angle requirement. Based on the finite-time convergence stability theory and the variable structure control theory, the finite convergence time is determined. Finally, the simulation results show that the guidance law is effective.


Variable structure control Sliding-mode guidance law Impact angle constraint Finite-time convergence 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61174094, 60904064), Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (No. 20090031110029), National Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin (No. 09JCYBJC01700) and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China (No. NCET-10-0506).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AutomationNankai UniversityTianjinP.R. China

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