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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6598983, 11 pages
Research Article

Three-Dimensional Integrated Guidance and Control for Near Space Interceptor Based on Robust Adaptive Backstepping Approach

1School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2Shenyang Aircraft Design & Research Institute, Shenyang 110035, China

Received 17 April 2016; Revised 5 October 2016; Accepted 12 October 2016

Academic Editor: Kenneth M. Sobel

Copyright © 2016 Changsheng Gao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study presents a novel integrated guidance and control method for near space interceptor, considering the coupling among different channels of the missile dynamics, which makes the most of the overall performance of guidance and control system. Initially, three-dimensional integrated guidance and control model is employed by combining the interceptor-target relative motion model with the nonlinear dynamics of the interceptor, which establishes a direct relationship between the interceptor-target relative motion and the deflections of aerodynamic fins. Subsequently, regarding the acceleration of the target as bounded uncertainty of the system, an integrated guidance and control algorithm is designed based on robust adaptive backstepping method, with the upper bound of the uncertainties unknown. Moreover, a nonlinear tracking differentiator is introduced to reduce the “compute explosion” caused by backstepping method. It is proved that tracking errors of the state and the upper bound of the uncertainties converge to the neighborhoods of the origin exponentially. Finally, simulations results show that, compared to the conventional guidance and control design, the algorithm proposed in this paper has greater advantages in miss distance, required normal overload, and flight stability, especially when attacking high-maneuvering targets.