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Unified generic model and data-base for early screening and basic layout of a missile propulsion subsystem

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Applied Vehicle Technology

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generic design, Missile propulsion, Monte Carlo analysis, ramjet/ram-rocket, rocket engine with gelled propellant, small turbojet, smoke classification, solid fuel ramjet, solid rocket (single-/multi-pulse), thrust vector control (TVC), turbo-rocket, unified performance model


Tactical missiles are critical for strike-, intercept- and self-defense actions from Air-, Land- and Sea-based platforms. A unified and commonly accepted tactical missile kinematic performance model will be a valuable tool. Currently, procurement agencies and defense contractors use proprietary conceptual design models. Different data-bases lead to non-consistent results.


AVT-236 will create a unified tactical missile kinematic performance model which will be available to organizations in NATO nations allowing consistency and interoperability in defense planning studies and eliminating barriers to collaboration. AVT-236 will deliver a tactical missile conceptual design code to appropriate agencies and contractors throughout NATO. The code can be used by both expert and non-expert users.


The generation of the unified propulsion model and code will include - System issues (model architecture and interfaces, model description/user manual, Monte Carlo analysis tbc) - Graphic User Interface (GUI) for convenient code utilization - Propulsion models/code generation and functional verification - Validation/examples (generic and/or commercial/existing motors) - 3-DoF trajectory model Different propulsion subsystems for tactical missiles will be incorporated as - Solid rocket (single-/multi-pulse) - Gelled propellant rocket - Hybrid rocket - Ramjet/ram-rocket - Solid fuel ramjet TVC and smoke classification will be part of the model by plug in routines (where applicable). A 3-DoF trajectory model will allow for preliminary mission studies. Test cases to validate the model will cover all types of propulsion systems incorporated in the model. Planning and preparation of a Lecture Series or a Technical Course for promulgation of the code.

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