What kind of control systems are active and how do they function on board a Falcon 9 booster while it's landing ?

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    $\begingroup$ This could be a good question but it is so short that it's impossible to tell what kind of answer would serve you best. A full description of all systems would be way too long for an SE answer. It's going to have components like inertial sensors, GPS and perhaps relative GPS, grid fins, cold gas thrusters, rocket engines, throttle control, gimbal control, BFcomputers, algorithms, wires, batteries, hydraulics, possibly radar... and possibly more. Can you narrow down your question a bit? Also, it's much better to add some reference to independent research where possible. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Sep 21 '18 at 7:39
  • $\begingroup$ So if you can add something about what you've read so far, and what it is you do know and don't yet know, that would be much better! Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Sep 21 '18 at 7:41
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    $\begingroup$ Related (and gives you an idea of what is and what isn't published about this topic): space.stackexchange.com/questions/9243/… $\endgroup$
    – Hobbes
    Sep 21 '18 at 10:11
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh Thank you for the insight. I have modified the question accordingly. $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Sep 22 '18 at 5:52

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