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.
On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:
- describe the elements that make up a guided weapon system
- discuss the principles involved and the design constraints on guided weapon air frame, propulsion, warhead, control and guidance systems and how these subsystems interact with one another
- explain the principles of radar, IR and laser technology and how these technologies are used in guided weapon systems
- develop a preliminary guided weapon design
This course is suitable for those individuals who require a general overview of guided weapon technology and design.