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CHE 808 Sensing Techniques & Systems
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Sensing Techniques & Systems
Course Code CHE 808
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes To provide an appreciation of the broad range of sensing techniques available for the Guidance and Fuzing of missiles, with special emphasis on Fuzing and the relative merits of “radio”, “optical” and “acoustical” methods.
Course Objectives Principles of Guidance; Active, semi-active, passive, proportional navigation. Principles of Fuzing; Safety & Reliability, Arming; In-Line & Out-of-Line Systems. Event sensors, environmental sensors, influence sensors; Signal analysis and decision making. Radio; Superheat & Homodyne Receivers; Baseband; Phase-sensitive detection & Doppler detection, Phase coding & Correlation detection. Electrical Power; Batteries & Fuel cells, relative merits & typical applications, effects of temperature, rapid discharge, shelf life; Batteries vs generators; typical EED firing-circuit. Radio/Radar/Below-water Fuzes; Relative merits of narrowband and wideband wave-forms: Doppler fuzes; Ranging with pulsed and wideband DCW. Waveforms; Range sensitivity & ambiguity considerations; Magnetic, Pressure and Sonar sensing; Arming and False-alarm control.
Detail Content Acoustic/Seismic Sensing; Sources, transmitting media and propagation effects; detectors and detector array; background noise. IR/Optical Sensing; The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Radiation laws; background radiation; transmission and absorption windows; IR and optical photo-detectors; pyroelectrics. Other Sesnors; Laser Designators, Track-Via-Missile (TVM) Sensors, Gyros, Altimeters etc.
Text/Ref Books
  • Tactical & Strategic Missile Guidance (4th) –Progress in Astronautics & Aeronautics, Vol.-124-Paul Zarchan.
  • Introductory Remote Sensing – Principles & Concepts – 2000, Paul Gibson & Clare Paul.
  • Radio & Radar Technology & its Applications (FTD-MT-64-60) by K Listov
Time Schedule Spring Semester
Faculty/Resource Person Visiting Faculty