Aerospace Guidance and Control

Course #AE3830

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Overview and fundamental components of Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems. State-space representation of dynamical systems. Simulation of nonlinear dynamical systems. Sources and effects of navigation and modeling errors on guidance and control systems. Error propagation techniques and Monte Carlo simulations. Review of PID controllers. Introduction to basic optimal control theory. Linear quadratic double-integrator problems and foundations of real-time optimal control (RTOC). Guidance theory via RTOC. Class project on a two-degree of freedom Guidance-Control System architecture.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 299
  • 569


  • ME2801
  • EC2300
  • MA2121
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

  •  18 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

    Winter break

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