Course Information

Course Code:
Course Number:
Code Course Name Language Type
UCK 468 Guidance, Control and Navigation Turkish Elective
Local Credits ECTS Theoretical Tutorial Laboratory
3 5 3 0 0
Course Prerequisites and Class Restriction
Prerequisites UCK 362E MIN DD
or UCK 362 MIN DD
or UCK 360 MIN DD
or UCK 360E MIN DD
or UCK 303 MIN DD
or UCK 303E MIN DD
Class Restriction None
Course Description
This course presents the fundamentals of Guidance, Navigation and Control. Linear Design Models: Linear Algebra Basics, LTI and State Space models, State Feedback Control, Pole Placement, Controllability, Observability and Canonical Forms. P, PI, PID Control, Frequency Response of LTI Systems, Details of Bode and Nyquist methods in order to analyze the stability of aerial vehicles, Phase Margin and Gain Margin notions, Stability. Introduction to Guidance, Navigation and Control for Unmanned Aerial Platforms, Design Process, Architecture, Coordinate Frames, Kinematics, State Equations, and Longitudinal and Lateral Dynamics of UAVs. Sensors and Mathematical Modeling of Sensors for unmanned vehicles: Accelerometers, Rate Gyros, Pressure Sensors, GPS sensors. Linear Design Models and Autopilot Design using Successive Loop Closure. Autopilot Models, Kinematic and Dynamic Guidance Models. Path Following, Navigation: Waypoint Navigation Straight-Line Path and Orbit following, Path Definition, Waypoint Switching, and Fillet Structures Class project aims to ensure high performing autopilot design for and waypoint navigation of a conventional UAV of enrolled students.