Educational guide
IDENTIFYING DATA 2022_23
Subject VEHICLES LAUNCHERS AND MISSILES Code 00710338
Study programme
0710 - GRADO EN INGENIERÍA AEROESPACIAL
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period
6 Compulsory Fourth First
Language
Castellano
Prerequisites
Department ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP.
Coordinador
DOMINGUEZ FERNANDEZ, DIEGO
E-mail ddomf@unileon.es
agarcg@unileon.es
Lecturers
DOMINGUEZ FERNANDEZ, DIEGO
GARCIA GUTIERREZ , ADRIAN
Web http://
General description
Tribunales de Revisión
Tribunal titular
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente ESCAPA GARCIA , LUIS ALBERTO
Secretario LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ , DEIBI
Vocal ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. MARTINEZ PELLITERO , SUSANA
Tribunal suplente
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. PEREZ GARCIA , HILDE
Secretario CASTRO SASTRE , MARIA ANGELES
Vocal ING.MECANICA,INFORMAT.AEROESP. FERNANDEZ ABIA , ANA ISABEL

Competencias
Code  
A17707
A17709
A17710
A17711
A17730
A17731
A17745
B958
B959
B964
B5474
B5475
B5479
C2
C3
C5

Learning aims
Competences
A17707
A17710
A17711
A17730
A17731
A17745
B958
B959
B964
B5474
B5475
B5479
C2
C3
C5
A17709
A17710
A17730
A17731
A17745
B958
B959
B964
B5474
B5475
B5479
C2
C3
C5
A17710
A17711
A17731
A17745
B958
B959
B964
B5474
B5475
B5479
C2
C3
C5

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Block I: INTRODUCTION. TYPES AND CLASSIFICATION Lesson 1: INTRODUCTION
Definitions and differential characteristics. Description of the different subsystems that make up the missile. Criteria that guide the design process.

Lesson 2: TYPES AND CLASSIFICATION
Classification of the different types of missiles based on their mission. Warhead. Missile-platform interaction. Testing and certification.

Lesson 3: EQUATIONS OF MOTION
Coordinate systems and transformations. Rigid body equations of motion.
Block II: AERODYNAMICS, STABILITY AND MANEUVERABILITY Lesson 1: AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF MISSILES
Aerodynamic Forces and Moments.
Aerodynamic forces at super and hypersonic speed. General aerodynamic configuration and control surfaces. Types of maneuvers. Comparative study of typical aerodynamic configurations.

Lesson 2: STABILITY AND MANEUVERABILITY
Stable and unstable design. Maneuver diagram.

Lesson 3: MISSILE AERODYNAMIC DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Block III: TRAJECTORS, LAWS OF GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION Lesson 1: DYNAMICS AND PERFORMANCE OF LAUNCHER VEHICLES
Rocket performance and launch trajectories. Multi-stage design.

Lesson 2: BALLISTIC MISSILES: BALLISTIC TRAJECTORIES
The Q parameter. The range equation. The flight time. The effect of the rotation of the Earth. The reentry.

Lesson 3: BALLISTIC MISSILES: GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION
Explicit, implicit and delta guidance. Inertial Navigation. Gyroscopes and accelerometers.

Lesson 4: LAWS OF GUIDANCE IN TACTICAL MISSILES
Classification and types: homing, external guidance and nonhoming.
Block IV: GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS Lesson 1: THE SEEKER
Mechanisms and operating principles of target detection using infrared, radar or laser systems. Countermeasures.

Lesson 2: GUIDANCE IN TACTICAL MISSILES
Pursuit guidance. Proportional navigation. Modern guidance techniques. External guidance: telecommand and beam rider.

Lesson 3: THE GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM IN CRUISE MISSILES
Satellite navigation. Terrain following navigation.

Lesson 4: MISSILE CONTROL
Principles of the automatic missile control system (autopilot).
Block V: PROPULSION SYSTEMS Lesson 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF ROCKET PROPULSION
Fundamentals of rocket engines. Assessment of propulsive alternatives in the missile. Description and analysis of the general principles of solid and liquid rocket motors.

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Class hours Hours outside the classroom Total hours
Personal tuition 1 0 1
 
PBL (Problem Based Learning) 20 30 50
Practicals using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in computer rooms 8 12 20
 
Lecture 28 48 76
 
Mixed tests 2.5 0 2.5
Oral tests 0.5 0 0.5
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  
  Description
Personal tuition
PBL (Problem Based Learning)
Practicals using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in computer rooms
Lecture

Personalized attention
 
Personal tuition
Description

Assessment
  Description Qualification
Mixed tests A written test with theoretical questions and exercises.
75%
Oral tests To write and present a technical report related to the topics covered in the subject. 25%
 
Other comments and second call

1. Completion of the requested report(individual or group), as well as possible field practices, will be mandatory.

2. To obtain a possitive evaluation a minimum grade may be requested on the test. 

3. Carrying out the technical report will be required to be eligible for the evaluation process both in the first and second calls. It may include, as long as the necessary facilities are available, compulsory laboratory work.

4. In the event that the technical report is not delivered for the first call, the maximum grade to be obtained on it for the second call may be limited to a certain mark.


Sources of information
Access to Recommended Bibliography in the Catalog ULE

Basic Eugene L. Fleeman, Missile Design and System Engineering, AIAA Education, 2013
George M. Siouris, Missile Guidance and Control Systems, Springer, 2004
Shneydor, N. A., Missile guidance and pursuit : kinematics, dynamics and control, Cambridge UK ; Woodhead Publishing, 2011
Paul Zarcham, Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance, AIAA, 2019

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