Missile Design and System Engineering

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Overview

Missile Design and System Engineering

Course Description

Build upon your foundational knowledge of missile design and system engineering. In this course, you will identify key considerations, including the broad range of alternatives in meeting performance, cost risk, and other measures of merit requirements such as robustness, lethality, guidance, navigation, control, accuracy, observables, survivability, reliability, and launch platform compatibility.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION /KEY DRIVERS IN THE MISSILE DESIGN AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Missile system requirements flow-down/specification
  • Missile system integration constraints (primary system engineering emphasis of this course)
  • Missile system modeling/system analysis
  • Missile flight simulation

AERODYNAMIC CONSIDERATIONS IN MISSILE DESIGN AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Conceptual design prediction methods of bodies and surfaces
  • Design and system engineering tradeoff
  • Stability and control design criteria
  • Body buildup
  • New aerodynamics technologies

PROPULSION CONSIDERATIONS IN MISSILE DESIGN AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Turbojet propulsion
  • Ramjet propulsion
  • Rocket propulsion
  • Conceptual design prediction methods
  • Design and system engineering tradeoffs
  • New propulsion technologies for missiles

WEIGHT CONSIDERATIONS IN MISSILE DESIGN AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Conceptual design weight prediction methods and considerations
  • Airframe manufacturing processes
  • Design and system engineering considerations
  • Technologies

FLIGHT TRAJECTORY CONSIDERATIONS IN MISSILE DESIGN AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Equations of motion and flight performance drivers
  • Propulsion alternatives range comparison
  • Steady level flight required thrust
  • Steady climb and steady dive range prediction
  • Cruise/boost/coast predictions
  • Turn radius and turn rate prediction
  • Ballistic flight prediction
  • Divert prediction
  • Target lead for constant bearing homing guidance
  • Flight performance strongly impacted by aerodynamics, propulsion, and weight

MEASURES OF MERIT AND LAUNCH PLATFORM INTEGRATION/SYSTEM ENGINEERING

  • Robustness
  • Warhead lethality
  • Miss distance
  • Carriage and launch
  • Missile survivability and safety
  • Reliability
  • Cost
  • Firepower, weight, fitment
  • Store separation
  • Launch platform

SIZING EXAMPLES AND SIZING TOOLS

  • Rocket designed
  • Ramjet designed
  • Turbojet designed
  • Analytical prediction of aerodynamics
  • Numerical solution of equations of motion
  • Analytical prediction of aero, propulsion, and weight
  • Closed form analytical solution of simplified equations of motion
Requirements & Materials
Materials

Recommended

  • Optional Textbook, Missile Design and Systems Engineering by Eugene L. Fleeman, ISBN 978-1600869082 -- may be purchased during online registration

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for program managers, marketing personnel, systems analysts, engineers, university professors, and professionals working in the areas of missile systems, missile system integration, and missile technology development.

Adult professional attending defense tech course

What You Will Learn

  • Aerodynamic, propulsion, weight, and flight-performance considerations
  • Examples of powered missiles
  • Problems of interest through one-on-one and roundtable discussions
  • Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles
  • Subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state of the art
Defense tech professionals attending a short course

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a system-level, integrated method for missile aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis.
  • Understand the system engineering process for missiles.
  • Select the relative emphasis of types of targets, types of launch platforms, and topics.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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