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- V H L Cheng, L S Crawford, P K Menon
- 1999

Genetic search techniques constitute an optimization methodology effective for solving discontinuous, non-convex, nonlinear, or non-analytic problems. This paper explores the application of such techniques to a non-analytic event-related air traffic control problem, that of runway assignment, sequencing, and scheduling of arrival flights at an airport with… (More)

Recent threat assessments by the US Navy have indicated the need for improving the accuracy of defensive missiles. This objective can only be achieved by enhancing the performance of the missile subsystems and by finding methods to exploit the synergism existing between subsystems. As a first step towards the development of integrated design methodologies,… (More)

1. Difference sets in finite groups have been studied at great length in a paper by R. H. Brück [l]. Marshall Hall, Jr.'s notion of a "multiplier" of a difference set has been extended by Brück to difference sets in groups. The latter has also extended a theorem of Hall on multipliers [3 ] to abelian groups. Hall has later obtained a generalization of his… (More)

- P. K. Menon, G. D. Sweriduk, B. Sridhar
- 1997

Recent advances in navigation and data communication technologies make it feasible for individual aircraft to plan and fly their trajectories in the presence of other aircraft in the airspace. This way, individual aircraft can take advantage of the atmospheric and traffic conditions to optimally plan their paths. This capability is termed as the free flight… (More)

This paper describes the use of a genetic search method in the design of a command augmentation system for a high-performance aircraft. A genetic algorithm is used to design H-infinity controllers for the longitudinal and lateral-directional channels. The integral of absolute value of error between actual response and that of an ideal model is used as the… (More)

- G. D. Sweriduk, P. K. Menon, M. L. Steinberg
- 1999

Control design tasks often require the use of trial-and-error search methods to obtain a satisfactory solution. Depending upon the nature and the number of " tuning " parameters or functions, the search process can be very discontinuous and nonconvex. The genetic search methods are a recently developed family of techniques for optimization which offer… (More)

- P. K. Menon, M. Yousefpor
- 1996

Two nonlinear autopilot design approaches for a tail-controlled high angle of attack air-to-air missile are described. The research employs a highly nonlinear, time varying pitch plane rigid-body dynamical model of a short range missile. Feedback linearization technique together with linear control theory are then used for autopilot design. In order to… (More)

- P. K. Menon, V. R. Iragavarapu
- 1998

The application of fuzzy logic for the development of guidance laws for homing missiles is presented. Fuzzy logic approximation of the well known proportional navigation guidance law is discussed, followed by the development of a blended guidance law using fuzzy logic. The objective of the latter guidance law is to combine desirable features of three homing… (More)

- P. K. Menon, G. D. Sweriduk, E. J. Ohlmeyer, D. S. Malyevac
- 2004

Modeling, simulation, and integrated guidance-control of a kinetic warhead utilizing moving-mass actuators are discussed. Moving masses can be used in any speed range both in the atmosphere as well as outside it, as long as there is a force, either aerodynamic or propulsive, acting on the vehicle. The moving-mass actuation technique offers significant… (More)

- P. K. Menon, V. R. Iragavarapu
- 1998

Advanced missiles employ multiple actuators to enhance maneuverability and to improve the intercept probability against highly maneuverable targets. Actuators employed in such missiles include aerodynamic control surfaces and reaction jets. While the usage of aerodynamic surfaces are not generally constrained, reaction jet usage has to be minimized due to… (More)