Adaptive guidance and control for autonomous hypersonic vehicles

Eric N. Johnson, Anthony J. Calise, Michael D. Curry, Kenneth D. Mease, J. Eric Corban

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Guidance and control technology is recognized as an important aspect of the military, civil, and commercial goal of reliable, low-cost, aircraft-type operations into space. Here, several guidance and control methods are extended to enable integration into a single fully adaptive guidance and control system that offers a high degree of mission flexibility, fault tolerance, and autonomy. This paper summarizes the guidance and control system and several research issues related to use of adaptive guidance and control in reusable launch vehicles. Results that demonstrate the ability of the integrated system to plan and fly abort trajectories are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-737
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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