Guidance and control of missile interceptor using second-order sliding modes

Yuri B. Shtessel, Ilya A. Shkolnikov, Arie Levant

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A new smooth second-order sliding mode control (SSOSM) is proposed and proved for a system driven by uncertain sufficiently smooth disturbances. The main target application of this technique, the missile interceptor guidance-control system against targets performing evasive maneuvers, is considered to demonstrate benefits of this design for a two-loop integration of guidance and flight control systems. The designed guidance-control system performance is verified via computer simulations using a miniature hypervelocity kinetic energy endo-atmospheric interceptor planar model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-124
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Acceleration
  • Accuracy
  • Aerodynamics
  • Kinematics
  • Missiles
  • Observers
  • Robustness


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