Missile Design, Development, and Systems
This four-day course is recommended for those who wish to broaden their understanding of missiles. Conceptual design methods are presented for the major subsystems and for predicting performance, cost, risk, and launch platform integration. Examples are shown of subsystem and system development test activities. Configuration sizing examples include rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet powered missiles as well as guided bombs. The course presents typical characteristics of missiles, historical development of subsystems, enabling technologies, and the state-of-the-art. Over seventy videos illustrate missile development activities and performance. Each attendee will design, build, and fly a small air powered rocket based on the analysis and prediction methods of the course. This course is based on the instructor’s 880 page AIAA textbook Missile Design and System Engineering, which includes free software.
Eugene L. Fleeman has 50+ years of government, industry, academia, and consulting experience in the design and development of missile systems. Formerly a manager of missile programs at the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Rockwell International, Boeing, and Georgia Tech, he is an international lecturer on missiles and the author of 200+ publications, including three textbooks. Since the year 1999 his short course has been held ninety nine times in fifteen countries and five continents.
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