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Naval Weapon Systems

Non-Majors Courses

In addition to the Systems Engineering Major, the department is also responsible for offering the following courses to students outside our major:

ES300 Naval Weapon Systems

Click here for PDF description.  Scientific and engineering principles behind naval weapons systems such as radar, sonar, electro-optics, communication and guidance systems, explosives and ballistics. The course uses the "detect to engage" framework, examining each part of the finding, fixing, targeting, engaging and assessing process. 
Required of all students at the Naval Academy.

ES360 Control Systems Laboratory

Click here for PDF description. An introduction to the fundamentals and design of automated control systems. The course develops conceptual understanding and intuition through a series of hands-on laboratory experiences. Topics include systems modeling and simulation tools, time response, feedback and system design for response and stability. Analytical, graphical, and computer techniques are used to emphasize qualitative understanding of systems and techniques that are common to all modern weapon systems. 
Required of Non-Systems Engineering majors.

ES410 Control Systems and Their Application to Weapons

The course objectives are to provide an introduction to classical linear control system theory as it pertains to a variety of interdisciplinary problems involving primarily first and second order linear systems, by providing a unified approach to the mathematical modeling of electrical, mechanical, and combined systems. System stability is investigated with analysis conducted on transient and steady state responses to commanded inputs and disturbances. Analytical tools are provided in computer laboratories to conduct exercises and simulations of various systems, including systems before and after PID compensation, using Root Locus or Bode plots.
Required of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering majors.

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