Guided Weapons Control Theory - GWS-CT

Technology School
5 days

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About this course

This short course is a module from the Guided Weapons System (GWS) MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

The course offers a solid foundation of control system theory specifically for guided weapon (GW) systems thus incorporating the key assumptions and challenges surrounding guided weapons.

It will provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of classical/modern control theory as a basic background of guided weapons control and guidance.

What you will learn

You will learn:
  • control theory for dynamic system modelling
  • time and frequency response
  • laplace transform and state-space representation of dynamical systems
  • frequency and root-loci methodologies for compensation design
  • application of control theory to design compensators

How will this course help my career?

Suitable for officers seeking to fill appointments concerned with military guided weapons systems in the MOD and trials and training establishments. In particular the course is designed for employees within the MOD, the armed forces, and the international defence industry to enable them to work more effectively in the fields of designing and specifying realistic/system requirements for the control of guided weapon systems.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

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How will you be assessed?

Individual practical and Oral Exam.

10 credits from this course may be credited towards the Guided Weapons MSc.
The course is fully accredited with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Accreditation is also presently being sought with the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).