Course Details

ELE 781 Navigation, Guidance and Control
2020-2021 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE and CONTROL ELE781 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 10
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Other: Homeworks, Term Projects  
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveThis graduate level course aims a balanced introduction to the field of guidance, navigation and control of guided weapon systems. Every week a single topic will be discussed and every week a homework will be assigned. Most homeworks will involve simulation work related to the topics discussed during the lectures. Grading will be based on weekly homeworks and a final exam. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student completing the course successfully will L.O.1. Formulate navigation, guidance and flight control problems in terms of mathematical models
  2. L.O.2. Analyse the functioning and interrelations of subsytems in a guided system
  3. L.O.3. Develope the technical architecture of guidance and control systems in a preliminary design level
  4. L.O.4. Develope basic simulation and analysis tools for the assesment of a given guidance and control system
  5. L.O.5. Apply simulation tools for the analysis of guidance and control systems
Course ContentIntroduction to Guided Missile Systems
Guidance of Tactical Missiles
Guidance of Ballistic Missiles
Automatic Flight Control Systems
Inertial and Radio Navigation
ReferencesP. Zarchan, Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance, AIAA Press, 1994.
G.M.Siouris, Missile Guidance and Control Systems, Fall/ Springer-Verlag, 2004.
C.-F. Lin, Modern Navigation, Guidance and Control Processing, Prentice Hall, 1991
R.G.Lee, Guided Weapons, Brasseys, 1998.
R.Yansuhevsky, Modern Missile Guidance, CRC Press, 2007.
Bate, Mueller, White, Fundamentals of Astrodynamics, Dover Publications, 1971.
McLean, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Prentice Hall, 1990.
Stevens, Lewis, Aircraft Control and Simulation, Wiley Interscience, 1992.
Blacklock, Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles, John Wiley, 1993.
Siouris, Aerospace Avionics Systems: A Modern Synthesis, Academic Press, 1993.
Parkinson, Spilker, Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications, AIAA,1996.
M.S.Grewal, L.R.Weill, Global Positioning System, Inertial Navigation and Integration, 2nd Ed., Wiley-Intersience, 2007

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction to Guided Missile Systems
Week 2Tactical Guidance Methods
Week 3Linear Analysis of Tactical Guidance
Week 4Adjoint Analysis of Tactical Guidance
Week 5Statistical Analysis of Tactical Guidance
Week 6Ballistic Missile Flight
Week 7Ballistic Missile Guidance
Week 8Midterm Examination
Week 9Automatic Flight Control Systems
Week 10Basic Design of Auto-Pilot Systems
Week 11Inertial Navigation Systems
Week 12Radio Navigation Systems and GPS
Week 13Integrated Navigation Systems
Week 14Overview of Guided Missile Systems
Week 15Preparation for Final Exam
Week 16Final Exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes750
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes150

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)166
Final Exam (Study duration) 11212
Total Workload3649260

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.    X
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.    X
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.  X  
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.   X 
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.  X  
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.   X 
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English.   X 
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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