Overview for Fundamentals of Guided Missiles
The subject of Guided Missiles encompasses many disciplines and sciences.This publication is intended to provide an undestanding of the different part and how they interact i making up the whole to anyone working in this area. The publication includes within its covers, a detailed description on various topics, Which go tomake up the subject. It has been written primarily as a text book for scientists and engineers of DRDO, who come from diverse engineering backgrounds who desire to work in the field of Guided Missiles. The chapters cover widely different subject like Aerodynamics, Control Engineering, Propulsion, Flight Control, Missile Kinematics, Radar, Infrared, Guidance, and Warheads starting from basics to a reasonable depth, so that the engineers/scientist can take part in meaningful technical discussions on Guided Missile systerms. Though it is written with that prime purpose, it will probably be found useful by other students of Aerospace engineering, as Well.
S.R. Mohan (Author)
Rear Adminral SR Mohan is a post graduation in Physics from the Madras University, Chennai. He was commissioned in the Indian Navy in 195. He has undergone 'Long G course (specialist Naval Gunnery)' and the 'Special Weapons course' at the Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune. He was posted to the faculty of Guided Missiles at IAT and rose to the position of Head of the faculty. He was appointed as the Project Director of the Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile "Trishul' at the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), which post, he held till his retirement in 1990. Dr Kalam, in his bok, Wings of Fire, stated, 'this sailor-teacher-scientist, can outwit any expert in the country in the field of Command Guidance'.
RAdm Mohan has benn the recipient of Visisht Seve Medal' from the Presidant of India, and the 'Dr Biren Roy Award' from the Aeronautical Society of India.