Guidance, Navigation, Control

Optimizing the parameters of a hypersonic trajectory, under the restrictions of aerodynamic heating, limited communication and navigation aids, and geographic constraints, is essential for targeting and survivability. Purdue’s research team offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of guidance, navigation and control. 

A particular area of strength is trajectory optimization in time-sensitive scenarios with system- and mission-based constraints. Our Cold Plasma Preeminent Team brings its experience to bear on re-entry radio blackout and related problems associated with the extreme hypersonic flow environment.

Melba Crawford, Professor of Agronomy, Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dan DeLaurentis, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Michael Grant, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering

Shreyas Sundaram, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering