Tactical Missile Design

Venue: Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 24, 2003 End Date/Time: Jul 25, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jun 20, 2003
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This is a self contained short course on the fundamentals of tactical missile design. The 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. Sixteen videos illustrate missile development activities and missile performance. Finally, the attendees will design, build, and fly a small air powered rocket.