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.