The Advanced Missile Aerodynamics (AMA) short course features an in-depth treatment of engineering-level estimation methods used to predict the aerodynamics of tactical missiles, ballistic missiles, launch vehicles, sounding rockets and projectiles. This course is intended for those seeking an advanced knowledge and understanding of classic missile aero force and moment prediction methodologies. Emphasis is placed on techniques pertinent to the preliminary design environment.
The Aerospace Lessons-Learned (ALL) short course provides participants with the key knowledge, understanding and insight required to effectively apply the hard-won lessons-learned gleaned over the last half-century. The course stresses the importance of being cognizant of and learning from defining events in aerospace history. Participants will learn about significant events and mishaps – what worked, what did not work and why. Training is directly applicable to anyone working in the aerospace industry.
The Aerodynamics For Engineers (AFE) short course provides a comprehensive training experience in basic aerodynamic principles applicable to the subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flight regimes. The central objective of the course is to help participants gain a sound understanding of a broad spectrum of fundamental aerodynamics concepts and phenomena.
The Aerospace Vehicle Performance (AVP) short course presents a rudimentary examination of flight performance principles relative to aircraft powered by airbreathing propulsion systems. The primary objective of the course is to provide participants with the technical knowledge and analytical tools required to successfully perform basic aircraft flight performance estimates.
The Basic Missile Aerodynamics (BMA) short course is intended for the aerospace professional seeking expert instruction in the fundamentals of missile aerodynamics as applied to airframe design, analysis and test. Course material has direct application across a broad spectrum of missile types including tactical missiles, ballistic missiles, launch vehicles, sounding rockets and projectiles.
The Fundamentals of Earth Reentry (FER) short course is designed for the aerospace professional seeking expert instruction in the basic principles, science and technology of entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Course material has direct application to the design, analysis and test of manned ballistic and lifting entry. FER gives participants the basic technical knowledge needed to intelligently address the critical aspects of atmospheric entry from suborbital and orbital flight.
The Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics (FGD) short course is an introductory training experience in compressible flow. The central objective of the course is to help participants achieve a firm understanding of elementary compressible flow principles and processes. This course also provides the analytical tools needed to perform basic compressible flow calculations for a wide variety of flow problems.
The Fundamentals of Hypersonics (FOH) short course presents a thorough treatment of hypersonic flow physics, gas dynamics, aerodynamic heating, plasma effects, boundary layer, transition, aeroacoustics and flight vehicle force and moment characteristics. Course material also covers a myriad of other aerodynamics-related topics that are intimately related to hypersonic flight test and flight research operations. Chief among these topics are airbreathing propulsion systems, flight instrumentation, ground testing, thermal protection systems, stage separation and atmospheric models.