book (503 p.) provides complete science projects, modern enginnering and
technology of launchers design.
All development aspects of launcher, often
neglected rocket system component, are considered, in this five-part
First part considers all launcher main parameters, particularly system efficency and procedures determining one.
Second part contains basic forces utilizing launching theory, particularly at launcher firing, as well as dynamic loadings, including
random forces influences.
Launcher disturbance and random forces equations
are also presented. Several different solutions of existing launchers
analyzed and presented.
Special attention is given to Multiple Launching
Rocket System strengthness and stability, i.e. system orientation
firing parameters in purpose of minimization of
launcher disturbance during every successive firing sequence.
MLR System oscillation given case study as
particularly important in purpose of launcher disturbance angle and
includes methods of basic launcher project parameters defining. This is
the most important part of project, because errors made in this part of
have fundamental influence in following work generating problems difficult to be solved.
Launcher influence on rocket leaving velocity
increasing as much as possible. New solutions resolving this problem are
Rocket movement in launcher are shown in a
certain number of variants with respectively consideration of good and
There are given procedures of launcher tubes
number determination, rocket parameters during leaving tube, rocket
rotation inside launching tube, opened or
closed launching tube, tube mechanisms, etc.
Elevation and direction launcher tubes movement,
as well as launcher leveling – automatic, semiautomatic and manual, are
detailly given. Importance and
procedures of selfbreaking and breaking of launcher mechanisms are emphasized.
The book also presents fire correction data
subsystem based on TV corrector recordings the end of rocket motor
Automatic and semiautomatic launcher loading solutions are given.
Design solutions of mechanisms enabling firing from unprepared launching positions are given.
All operations automatization procedures are given, in purpose of human operator role minimizing.
On-launcher fire control system, devices and
procedures that enable to command post both ways connection and
automatic command transfer, are given.
For ground troops vehicle mounted launchers,
consequent performances and adaptations of vehicles are presented.
Basic performances for underground, submarine and airborne launchers are given, too.
presents launcher construction solutions according to different factors:
materials, parts and structures design, tolerances, material surface
protection, technological procedures, etc, emphasizing standardization and unification.
As very important launcher construction part,
there are given tests during launcher development and production phases
according to all expected
conditions of use in different environment.
In the end of part four are given chapters about
reliability and cost indifferent launcher design and manufactoring
contains overview presentations of strategic launchers of all types.
Different terrain properties where launcher can be positioned are given
This book is intended for students and engineers engaged in rocket armament R&D.
Launcher, launching device, launching, rocket start, launcher efficiency,
forces on launcher-rocket system, launcher dynamics, launcher design
from fixed launcher, 3D launch start case, random launcher
disturbances, main launcher parameters, launching device construction, gas-
thrust in launcher, launching tube, launcher control
subsystems, launcher automatics, launchers fire control system, launcher
carriers, launcher design, launcher
testing, launcher reliability, launcher cost,
strategic and tactical launchers, terrain characteristics.