Missile Propulsion Design and System Engineering

18 - 19 July 2013

Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California
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A system-level, integrated method is provided for the missile propulsion system design, development, analysis, and system engineering activities in addressing requirements such as cost, performance, risk, and launch platform integration. The methods presented are generally simple closed-form analytical expressions that are physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Sizing examples are presented for rocket-powered, ramjet-powered, and turbo-jet powered baseline missiles. Typical values of missile propulsion parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missile propulsion and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos illustrate missile propulsion development activities and performance. Attendees receive course notes.

Key Topics


  • Key drivers in the missile propulsion design and system engineering process.
  • Critical tradeoffs, methods, and technologies in propulsion system sizing to meet flight performance and other requirements.
  • Launch platform-missile integration.
  • Sizing examples for missile propulsion.
  • Missile propulsion system and technology development process.


Who Should Attend

The course is oriented toward the needs of missile engineers, system engineers, system analysts, marketing personnel, program managers, university professors, and others working in the area of missile propulsion systems and missile propulsion technology development. Attendees will gain an understanding of missile propulsion design, missile propulsion technologies, launch platform integration, missile propulsion system measures of merit, and the missile propulsion system development process.