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Guidance algorithms for rocket launchers ensure the target is reached but do not take into account the left over propellant. Left-over propellant causes target over-shoots or numerous constraints on passivation and re-entry of stages. Our client had identified a guidance technique enabling complete propellant consumption when target is reached and asked us to enhance, implement and test this method.

In order to better understand the dynamic behaviour of rocket launchers during flight, it is critical to analyse the vibration data recorded during flight. The classical experimental modal analysis techniques are not applicable since it is impossible to control or measure the dynamic loads applied to the launcher.

Guidance algorithms for rocket launchers ensure the target is reached but do not take into account the left over propellant. Left-over propellant causes target over-shoots or numerous constraints on passivation and re-entry of stages. Our client had identified a guidance technique enabling complete propellant consumption when target is reached and asked us to enhance, implement and test this method.

In order to better understand the dynamic behaviour of rocket launchers during flight, it is critical to analyse the vibration data recorded during flight. The classical experimental modal analysis techniques are not applicable since it is impossible to control or measure the dynamic loads applied to the launcher.