Engineering

Missile System Fundamentals

Participants must hold and provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
Acceptable proof requires one of the following: U.S. passport, Birth certificate with picture ID, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization from USCIS. (No Exceptions)

More than ever before precision, lethality, and versatility are indispensable instruments of modern warfare. This course equips students with a foundational vocabulary and working knowledge of missile systems, technologies, issues, and problem-solving resources. Short quizzes and an exercise are used to illustrate key concepts of requirements development, operations, and risk assessment. The course is designed for people in MDA, AMC, RDECOM, SMDC, RTC, project management offices, and the contractor community who seek an introduction to or broadening of practical working knowledge.

    Topics Include:
  • History, operational environments, and applications
  • Integration of key supporting disciplines
  • Missile systems' components, functions, and settings
  • Technical, operational, and cost evaluation
  • The language of missile systems
  • Tradeoffs between technology "reach," cost, and performance
  • System performance assessment balance using combinations of analysis, simulation, and test
  • The capabilities and limitations of missile technology

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.

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