English | 2021 | ISBN: 9781624106187 | 485 pages | True PDF | 57.87 MB
In his latest book, Missile Design Guide, Eugene Fleeman presents a comprehensive compilation of the missile design process pulling from his 50+ years of experience in the design and development of missile systems. The handbook consists of full color figures with self-standing graphs, tables, charts, and diagrams. It is aimed toward the needs of missile engineers, system engineers, system analysts, program managers, aerospace engineering students, and professors. Readers have a quick reference for missile design, missile technologies, launch platform integration, targeting, fire control integration, missile system measures of merit, and the missile system development process.Topics DiscussedKey drivers in the missile design, development, and system engineering processCritical tradeoffs, methods, and technologies in aerodynamic, propulsion, structure, seeker, warhead, fuzing, and subsystems sizing to meet flight performance and other requirementsLaunch platform and fire control system integrationRobustness, lethality, guidance, navigation and control, accuracy, observables, survivability, safety, reliability, and cost considerationsMissile sizing examplesMissile system and missile technology development processSpecial FeaturesSimple, closed-form, physics-based analytical expressions that provide insight into primary driving parametersExample calculations of rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbojet powered missiles as well as guided bombsExamples of the characteristics of current missilesEnabling subsystems and technologies of missiles, and the state of the art of missilesDetailed appendices, including homework problems/classroom exercises and quizzes.Access to the web site for this book – which includes over 100 missile videos, missile configuration design software, missile design studies by Georgia Tech graduate students, and a STEM project for students.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 over 200 publications, including four textbooks.