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Adaptive sliding mode autopilot design for skid-to-turn missile model with uncertainties

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This paper presents an adaptive sliding mode controller for a skid-to-turn missile model with uncertainties. It is assumed that missile velocity, aerodynamic parameters and dynamics are non-constant or fast-varying. Although a general sliding mode controller inherently robust in this situation, the performance of a general sliding mode control scheme is not good if the aerodynamics parameter and the center of gravity position are not exactly known whereas the adaptive controller estimates some uncertainties, such as the aerodynamics parameter and the center of gravity. Therefore, the sliding mode control scheme and the adaptive control scheme are combined to ensure the performance. To verify the proposed nonlinear controller, numerical simulations are performed for a missile which is maneuvered widely in various scenarios. The proposed adaptive sliding mode control scheme has comparatively better performance than other control scheme. This claim is substantiated through the simulation of the Skid-To-Turn (STT) missile model whose aerodynamic parameters and dynamics are suddenly changed during the boost phase.

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Chunggil Ra received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in aerospace engineering from Chungnam National University (CNU), Daejeon, Republic of Korea in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, CNU. His research interests include dynamics, control, nonlinear control, and unmanned systems

Seungkeun Kim received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea, in 2002, and then acquired the Ph.D. degree from SNU in 2008. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Chungnam National University, Korea. Previously he was a research fellow and a lecturer at Cranfield University, United Kingdom, in 2008–2012. He has published book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers related to unmanned systems. His research interests cover nonlinear guidance and control, estimation, sensor and information fusion, fault diagnosis, fault tolerant control, and decision making for unmanned systems.

Jinyoung Suk received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in aerospace engineering from Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and then he acquired a Ph.D. from SNU in 1998. He is currently a professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea. Previously he was a senior researcher at Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), in 1998–2001. His research interests cover dynamics, system identification, control, guidance, and estimation, for various types of unmanned systems

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Ra, C., Kim, S. & Suk, J. Adaptive sliding mode autopilot design for skid-to-turn missile model with uncertainties. Int. J. Control Autom. Syst. 15, 2733–2743 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12555-016-0497-5

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