Tactical Missile Design

Venue: Monterey

Location: Monterey, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2002 End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2002
Early Registration Date: Oct 03, 2002
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This course provides a system-level, integrated method for missile aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis. It addresses the broad range of alternatives in meeting cost and performance requirements. The methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Configuration sizing examples are presented for rocket-powered and ramjet-powered baseline missiles. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed. Also discussed are the enabling subsystems and technologies for tactical missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art of tactical missiles. Finally, sixteen videos illustrate missile development activities and missile performance.