This book presents a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in the domain of optimal guidance, exploring the characteristics
of various optimal guidance algorithms and their pros and cons. Optimal guidance is based on the concept of trajectory optimization,
which minimizes the meaningful performance index while satisfying certain terminal constraints, and by properly designing
the cost function the guidance command can serve as a desired pattern for a variety of mission objectives. The book allows
readers to gain a deeper understanding of how optimal guidance law can be utilized to achieve different mission objectives
for missiles and UAVs, and also explores the physical meaning and working principle of different new optimal guidance laws.
In practice, this information is important in ensuring confidence in the performance and reliability of the guidance law when
implementing it in a real-world system, especially in aerospace engineering where reliability is the first priority.