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Guidance, Navigation and Controls for Hypersonic Vehicles Hypersonic flight remains a challenging task in the aerospace research and industry. This course covers the topic of Guidance, Navigation and Controls (GNC) with an emphasis on GNC of hypersonic vehicles. It will review the concepts of aerospace systems kinematics and dynamics. Students will be introduced to optimal control theory with some classical applications like Zermelo’s Navigation Problem, Minimum-Time to Climb Problem, etc. Students will also learn about nonlinear control theory with applications in spacecraft attitude stabilization and tracking. Finally, students will be introduced to estimation techniques and their use in GNC. The most up-to-date challenges in hypersonic GNC will be presented. The course will take an applied route. Students will be required to read and discuss research articles and work on projects.