To develop the technical requirements and characteristics of armoured fighting vehicles, weapon and electronic warfare systems, and to examine the interactions between the various sub-systems and consequential compromises and trade-offs with an aim to establish a conceptual design.

This module can only be taken as part of the Expeditionary Warfare Systems Engineering and Technology MSc (USA).

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationNSWC Crane, Indiana, USA

Course structure

Lectures and tutorials, independent research, private study and internet survey.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

- Critically analyse and apply the engineering principles involved in matching elements of the vehicle, weapon and electronic system together
- Synthesise concepts for vehicle, Electronic measure, counter measure  and weapon systems, taking into account incomplete and possibly conflicting user requirements
- Construct proposed solutions by applying Solid Modelling tools and techniques
- Interpret relevant legislation and standards and assess their relevance to vehicle, EW and weapon systems
- Work effectively in a team, communicate and make decisions

Core content

• Application of systems engineering practice to an armoured fighting vehicle, weapon and electronic measure and counter-measures system
• Practical aspects of concept development and system integration 
• Applications of power, data and video bus technology to next generation fighting vehicles and electronic warfare systems
• Packaging and design of armoured vehicles, electronic warfare and counter-measures.


Location and travel

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