This short course is a module from the Guided Weapons System (GWS) MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration, 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.
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
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.
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).