Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering
Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering Course Offerings
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Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering courses are held every few months.

During the years 1999 to date the course has been held 99 times in the following cities:

-Ankara, Turkey (3 times)

-Atlanta, GA (8 times)

-Bandung, Indonesia

-Bangkok, Thailand

-Brighton, UK

-China Lake, CA

-Cincinnati, OH

-Cleveland, OH

-Columbia, MD

-Daejeon, ROK (2 times)
-Dayton, OH (3 times)
-Denver, CO

-Edwards Air Force Base, CA

-Eskisehir, Turkey
-Fort Lauderdale, FL

-Fort Walton Beach, FL

-Grand Prairie, TX

-Haifa, Israel (2 times)

-Hanoi, Vietnam (2 times)
-Huntsville, AL (6 times)

-Indianapolis, IN

-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

-Kongsberg, Norway

-Laurel, MD (4 times)
-London, UK (9 times)

-Minneapolis, MN
-Monterey, CA (11 times)
-Montreal, Canada (2 times)
-Nashville, TN

-Orlando, FL (3 times)

-Portland, OR

-Pretoria, South Africa

-Reno, NV

-Sacramento, CA

-Salt Lake City, UT

-San Diego, CA (2)

-San Jose, CA

-Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

-Singapore (5 times)

-Tallinn, Estonia

-Tucson, AZ (6 times)

-Warsaw, Poland

-Washington, DC (4 times)

A public offering of Missile Propulsion Design, Development, and System Engineering will be held in Atlanta, GA during July 8-9, 2017. The short course will be sponsored by AIAA.

My 50+ years of experience in missile design, development, and system engineering will help answer your questions and take care of your training needs.

Outline
Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering Course
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  • uIntroduction / Drivers in the Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering 
  • uAerodynamic Considerations in Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering 
  • uPropulsion Considerations in Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering 
  • uWeight Considerations in Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering 
  • uFlight Performance Considerations in Missile Design, development, and System Engineering 
  • u Missile Measures of Merit and Launch Platform Integration / System Engineering 
  • u Missile Sizing Examples and Sizing Tools 
  • uMissile Development Process
  • uSummary and Lessons Learned
  • uReferences and Follow-up Communication
  • Appendices (Homework Problems/Classroom Exercises, Example of Request for Proposal, Nomenclature, Acronyms, Conversion Factors, Syllabus, Quizzes, Design Case Studies, TMD Spreadsheet, Soda Straw Rocket Science ) 

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Rocket Baseline Missile

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Ramjet Baseline Missile

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Turbojet Baseline Missile

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IQPC master class in London, UK, 2004

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Five-day course in Daejeon that was directly arranged with ROK, 2005

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NATO five-day course in Eskisehir, Turkey, 2006

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AIAA course in Montreal, Canada, 2009

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ATI five-day course in South Africa, 2009

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GTRI course at China Lake, CA, 2009

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UAH 18 hours internet distance learning course in Huntsville, AL, 2009

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NATO short course in Ankara, Turkey, 2009

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K2B course in Bangkok, Thailand, 2011

Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering short courses are available through AIAA, Georgia Tech, ATI, UAH, IQPC, and K2B as either a public offering or on-site at your facility.  Each attendee receives a copy of the course notes.  If a course attendee would like to have a copy of my textbook Missile Design and System Engineering as part of the course, it will be provided at additional cost.  Continuing education unit (CEU)/degree credit are offered by UAH and Georgia Tech. An on-demand 1 hour webinar is also available at the AIAA web site https://www.aiaa.org/CourseDetail.aspx?id=14311 . 


Options for the course include:

 

1 day course on Missile System Engineering. This course is oriented toward system engineering engineers.  It covers the fundamentals of missile system engineering.  Provided are system-level assessments of the missile system engineering considerations for the environment (storage, transportation, carriage), launch platform type (air, ground, naval) and constraints (geometry, weight, loading, launcher, safety, observables, survivability, avionics), and targeting (C4ISR, fire control system).  Videos illustrate missile system engineering activities. 

1 day course on Maximizing Missile Flight Performance. This course is oriented toward aerospace engineers.  It addresses the parameters/technologies that maximize missile flight performance, tools for conceptual design prediction of missile flight performance, and examples of flight performance for rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbojet-powered missiles as well as guided bombs.  The emphasis is on physics-based equations, to better illustrate the most important, driving considerations and to provide a broad range of applicability.  Videos illustrate missile flight performance considerations. 

1 day course on Missile Design. This general short course is oriented toward program managers, marketing personnel, systems analysts, engineers, and others working in the area of missile systems development.  The course presents the key elements of missile conceptual design.  It addresses considerations in meeting missile performance, cost, risk, and measures of merit requirements for conceptual design.  The prediction methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters.  Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed.  Also discussed are the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art of missiles.  Videos illustrate missile design considerations.

2 Day Course on Missile Propulsion Design, Development, Technologies, and System Engineering. A system-level, integrated method is provided for the missile propulsion system design, development, analysis, and system engineering activities in addressing requirements such as cost, performance, risk, and launch platform integration. The prediction methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Sizing examples are presented for rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet powered baseline missiles. Typical values of missile propulsion parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missile propulsion and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos illustrate missile propulsion development activities and performance. Attendees receive course notes.

2 Day Course on Missile Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Design, Development, Technologies and System Engineering. A system-level, integrated method is provided on missile GN&C design, development, analysis, and system engineering activities in addressing requirements such as cost, performance, risk, and launch platform integration. The prediction methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Typical values of missile GN&C parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missile GN&C and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Seeker/sensor/data link alternatives include radar, infrared, and laser. Conceptual design methods are presented for predicting seeker and seeker dome range performance and accuracy.  Seeker robustness considerations include performance with adverse weather, clutter, automatic target recognition, and countermeasures.  Navigation alternatives include Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), inertial reference, terrain contour matching (TERCOM), and digital scene matching.  Flight control alternatives include tail, canard, wing, thrust vector, and reaction jet control.  Conceptual design methods are presented for predicting power supply and actuator weight and performance.  Carriage and fire control interfaces are presented for aircraft, ground vehicle, and ship launch platforms.  Comparisons are presented of terminal guidance alternatives.  Discussion of GN&C simulation includes conceptual design modeling, preliminary design modeling, six-degrees of freedom digital modeling, and hardware-in-loop modeling.  Missile GN&C development process, facilities, and development tests are presented.  Videos illustrate missile GN&C activities and performance. Attendees receive course notes.

2 day course on Overview of Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering.  An overview is provided of missile design, development, and system engineering. A system-level, integrated method is provided for missile design, technologies, development, analysis, and system engineering activities in addressing requirements such as cost, performance, risk, and launch platform integration. The prediction methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Sizing examples are presented for rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet powered baseline missiles as well as guided bombs. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos illustrate missile design, development, performance, and system engineering. The priority of the material to be covered is based on the interests of the class attendees.

3 day course on Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering. The course provides more material on missile design, performance, development, and system engineering.  Operational missile examples include missile defense, strategic ballistic, precision strike, battlefield, and anti-aircraft missiles.  Available are system sizing examples and prediction for rocket, ramjet, and turbojet powered missiles as well as guided bombs.  The course covers approximately 60% of the material from the textbook Missile Design and System Engineering, plus new material developed after publication of the textbook.  Over seventy videos illustrate missile design, performance, development, and system engineering.  The priority of the material to be covered is based on the interests of the class attendees.  As an on-site course, the course may be tailored to the customer's specific problems of interest (e.g., air defense missiles, precision strike missiles, cruise missiles, air-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles, UCAV weapons) and may address one-on-one and round table discussion.

4 or 5 Day Course on Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering. This is the most popular customer on-site course.  It provides in-depth material on missile design, performance, development, and system engineering that are tailored to customer requirements.  System sizing examples and prediction are available rocket, ramjet, and turbojet powered missiles as well as guided bombs.  Each attendee may design, build, and fly a small air-powered rocket, based on the analysis and prediction methods of the course.  The course is based on material from the textbook Missile Design and System Engineering, plus new material developed after publication of the textbook.  Over seventy videos illustrate missile design, performance, development, and system engineering.   As an on-site course, the course can address the customer's specific problems of interest and includes one-on-one and round table discussion.  The priority of the material to be covered is based on the interests of the customer/class attendees.  The menu of areas of emphasis, to be selected by the customer/class attendees, is:

  

     Type (tactical, strategic)

     Targets (space, air, ground, ship)

        Launch Platforms (air, ground, naval)

       Missile Maximum Speed  (subsonic, supersonic, hypersonic)

       Flight Profile (seeker guidance, command guidance, cruise, glide, ballistic)

       Flight Range (within visual range, beyond visual range)

        Topics

        Aerodynamics (force and moment prediction, flight control alternatives, maneuver laws, wing and tail sizing)

        Propulsion (none, solid propellant rocket, ramjet, turbojet, inlet/booster integration)

        Weight (structure/materials, airframe manufacturing, aerodynamic heating/insulation, subsystems)

        Flight performance

        Sensor/seeker/data link (radar, infrared, laser, GPS/INS)

        Lethality (warhead, fuzing)

        Guidance, navigation & control

    Miss distance

    Survivability (alternative approaches, radar cross section, infrared signature)/safety/reliability

        Cost (development, production, logistics)

        Launch platform compatibility (interfaces/constraints, carriage, launch/separation, fire control system/display, environment)

        Sizing examples (solid propellant rocket, ramjet, turbojet, guided bomb, computer aided conceptual design tools, soda straw rocket design-build-fly, Pareto and uncertainty analysis, house of quality, design of experiment)

        Missile system/technology development

        One-on-one/round table discussion

 

 

You can contact AIAA, IQPCATI, GTRIUA+H, K2B, or directly with me for an estimate and for more details.

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NATO short course in Warsaw, Poland, 2009

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Course in Haifa, Israel, 2010

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K2B course in Singapore, 2011

Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering