This course will introduce you to the ‘missile’ and the system; constituent parts of the missile and how they integrate into the complete system; the threat and how it can be countered. You will learn the need for guidance; types of trajectory; system characteristics and classification; command, homing and navigational guidance systems.
You will also look at polar, cartesian and roll control; aerodynamic and thrust vector control; actuation systems; instrumentation; accelerometers; rate and position gyroscopes; acceleration and velocity control; roll rate and position, latax and altitude autopilots.
You will learn all the areas that make up a guided weapon systems – including: aerodynamics and aerostructures, electro-optics and infrared systems, radar STA. You will also have an introduction to millimetric wave seekers and warheads.