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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Academic Calendar

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin

  •  15 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations end