Detailed Syllabus of M.Tech in Defence Technology | 2021 – 22

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Semester 1 Compulsory Course

  1. Systems and warfare Platforms
  2. Warfare Simulations & Strategies
  3. Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Table of Contents

Systems and warfare Platforms

Course Title: Systems and warfare Platforms
Course Code : DT-01-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Types of platforms: land, sea, air; Lifecycle: concept, design, preproduction, production, operations, support.7
2Ship design fundamentals: buoyancy, stability, ship resistance, survivability; damage control, NBCD, crew numbers, power requirements. Submarine design: buoyancy, stability, hull/tank design, air interdependence.7
3Mechanics of flight: fixed and rotary wing, straight and level flight of aircraft, aircraft control and movement, aircraft control surfaces, aerodynamics, power requirements, range; speed, ceiling, survivability, payload.7
4Military vehicle fundamentals: tracked, wheeled, A, B and C vehicles.7
5Weapon systems: guns, ordnance, missiles, rockets, bombs, submunitions, projectiles, mines/ countermines, lasers, undersea weapons, air-launched weapons, anti-aircraft, anti-personnel, anti-ship, anti-submarine.6
6Self-defence and Protection systems: Armour, smoke, chaff, decoys; Introduction to instrumentation, lab tests and flight trials.6
Total Time40

Warfare Simulations & Strategies

Course Title : Warfare Simulations & Strategies
Course Code : DT-01-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0, Credits: 4

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to Warfare systems: air, surface, subsurface, littoral, electronic7
2Military capabilities: air warfare, surface warfare, sub surface warfare, littoral warfare7
3Introduction to the methods used in modeling combat and their application in support of defence decision making and training, Combat simulation.7
4War gaming/interactive simulation, Lanchester‟s equations, Mathematical models of combat.7
5War gaming and combat modeling in practice, manual war gaming6
6Human factors representation in war gaming and combat modeling.6
Total Time40

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Course Title: Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Course Code : DT-01-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Elements of Probability and Statistics, components of operations research, Linear Algebra6
2Ordinary Differential equations, Numerical methods for ODE and P.D.E. Generating functions, recurrence relations7
3Transform Techniques, Fourier series, Fourier Transform, Laplas Transform7
4Special functions: Power series method, Frobenious method, Legendre equation, Legendre polynomials, Bessel equation, Bessel functions of first kind, Orthogonal property7
5Elements of Ramsey theory, theorems of Burnside and Polya, and balanced incomplete block designs.7
6Application areas with defence relevance range from mathematics to computer science and operations research, applications in probability, game theory, network design, coding theory, and experimental design.6
Total Time40

Course Title : Systems and Warfare Platforms Lab
Course Code: DT-01-L01
Teaching Scheme : L: 0, T:0, P: 2 Credits: 2

Lab experiments will be added in consultation with DRDO labs considering the available facilities.

Course title : Warfare simulations & Strategies lab
Course Code : DT-01-L02
Teaching Scheme : L: 0, T: 0, P: 2 Credits: 2

Lab experiments will be added in consultation with DRDO labs considering the available facilities.


Semester 1: Elective 1 Courses

  1. Rockets & Missiles Fundamentals
  2. Advanced Thermal Engineering
  3. Numerical Methods for Science and Engineering
  4. Communication Technology
  5. Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Rockets & Missiles Fundamentals

Course Title : Rockets & Missiles Fundamentals
Course Code : DT-EL1-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Basics of Missile Physics, Introduction to Guided Missiles, Classification of Missiles,5
2Missile Aerodynamic Configurations, Introduction to Missile System, Interrelationship between various Missile Sub-Systems.5
3Basic Characteristics of Guided Missile Systems, Missile System Reliability, Range dispersion and CEP Concept,5
4Design, System Layout and integration of Sub-Systems,7
5Coordinate Transformation, Transformation Matrices. Two, Three and Six DOF Equations of Motion, Ballistic Missile Trajectory,7
6Effect of Curvature of Earth, Rotation of Earth, Variation of Gravity on Missile Trajectory.7
Total Time36

Advanced Thermal Engineering

Course Title: Advanced Thermal Engineering
Course Code: DT-EL1-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1System thermal design & Analysis, Tools for thermal design and simulation, Heat transfer analysis (conduction, convection & radiation),7
2Computation fluid dynamics (CFD), Thermal Finite Element Analysis7
3Heat Exchangers for: Heat Exchanger Network Design6
4Refrigeration, Humidifiers, Air Washers and Cooling Towers5
5Thermal management design of defence system (combat vehicles, missiles, aerial vehicles etc.)6
6Thermal testing, thermal operation, and integration of thermal design into the defence systems.5
Total Time36

Numerical Methods for Science and Engineering

Course Title: Numerical methods for science and engineering
Course Code: DT-EL1-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction, solution of non-linear equations, solution of linear systems.5
2Introduction and polynomial approximation, curve fitting, Numerical applications & intergradations, numerical optimization5
3Matrices and types of linear systems, direct elimination methods, conditioning and stability of solutions,5
4Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation software, Preand Post-Processing, Free mesh and Mapped mesh techniques, Quality checks on nodes and elements, Boundary conditions,7
5Introduction to computational fluid engineering, Fundamental equations, Computational Engineering Process7
6Fluid Simulation for Computer Graphics, Modelling techniques.7
Total Time36

Communication Technology

Course Title: Communication Technology
Course Code: DT-EL1-04
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction on Communication Systems, Basics of wireless channel behavior6
2Digital data communication systems, digital signaling techniques6
3Data rates and bandwidth calculation in digital data communication systems5
4Probability of error and BER calculation, Modulation technologies (analogue & digital), Voice source coding, transmitter and receiver systems7
5Communication system architectures, terminal design and performance, associated information systems7
6Link budget calculations, telemetry and control and IO/IW implications. Antenna types and their impact on the communicaiton systems5
Total Time36

Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Course Title: Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Course Code: DT-EL1-05
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P:0 – Credits: 3

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to tools for mechanical design & analysis5
2Stress engineering – theory & simulation, mechanics of solids7
3Finite element methods in structural dynamics, Structural integrity7
4Fluid mechanics5
5Computational fluid dynamics7
6Component design, Applied materials and corrosion5
Total Time36

Semester 1: Elective 2 Courses

  1. Autonomy and Navigation Technology
  2. Optimization Theory & Applications
  3. Military Electronics System Engineering
  4. System Engineering and Analysis

Autonomy and Navigation Technology

Course Title: Autonomy and Navigation Technology
Course Code: DT-EL2-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P: 0 – Credits: 3

Course Content

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction on navigation and guidance systems, Guidance approaches: conventional guidance such as PN (Proportional Navigation)6
2Geodetic fundamentals of navigation, positioning, reference- and coordinate systems and computational methods for navigation and positioning on the surface of the earth.7
3Geometric guidance, path planning and following, and optimal guidance; path planning for UGV/UAV guidance systems7
4Navigation approaches: navigation systems, Understanding the Global Positioning System (GPS)5
5GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), terrain based navigation6
6SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping); Cooperative guidance and collision avoidance.5
Total Time36

Optimization Theory & Applications

Course Title : Optimization theory & applications
Course Code : DT-EL2-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0 , P: 0 – Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to optimization, classical optimization techniques.6
2Linear programming & non linear programming and dimensional minimization methods.7
3Non coordination optimization techniques, coordinated optimization techniques, coordinated programming.7
4Dynamic programming, integer programming, stochastic programming.6
5Solution of a variety of design problems in mechanical engineering, using numerical optimization techniques.6
6Additional Topics: multi-objective, optimization, game theory, optical control theory.5
Total Time36

Military Electronics System Engineering

Course Title : Military Electronics System Engineering
Course Code : DT-EL2-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0 , P: 0 – Credits: 3

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to electronics engineering concepts and methods for the design and integration of complex defense systems.5
2Familiarity with the systems engineering process through case studies of representative defense systems.5
3Introduction to methods used for determination of system requirements from mission needs and operational requirements.6
4Digital simulation models, including those in current used in defence for determining engineering and performance trade-offs.7
5Limitations of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integrated circuits, thermal failure, electrostatic breakdown, noise in solid state devices, packaging reliability issues.7
6Radiation effects due to space and nuclear environments, and the limited availability of military integrated circuit suppliers.6
Total Time36

System Engineering and Analysis

Course Title : System engineering and analysis
Course Code : DT-EL2-04
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Fundamentals of systems engineering and system architecting of weapon system, system engg. standards 15288, requirements analysis, functional analysis and allocation, preliminary system architecture.6
2Systems analysis, system design, and the basics of test and evaluation, Introduction to combat systems,7
3System development phases (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating),7
4Techniques of system design and assessment for operational feasibility, including reliability, maintainability, usability (including human factors and human performance).6
5Supportability, and producibility, System cost assessment and effectiveness estimation.4
6Reliability analysis and management (basic tools and methods of reliability for developing complex systems including electronic components, mechanical components, and software), redundancy, graceful degradation, fault tolerance, MTBF.7
Total Time36

Semester 2: Compulsory Courses

  1. Combat Vehicle Engineering
  2. Combat System Engineering
  3. Test and Evaluation of Weapon System

Combat Vehicle Engineering

Course Title : Combat Vehicle Dynamics
Course Code : DT-CVE-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P: 0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Human response to vibration (HRV).5
2Terrain modeling.7
3Selection and design for military vehicles.6
4Suspension types, modeling, simulation and testing of suspension systems and components, this includes transient, frequency random response.8
5Spring and damper types, selection and characteristics, effects of noise
Tires for military and civilian vehicles and their behavior.
7
6Wheeled and tracked vehicles at low and high speed including steady state and transient response.7
Total Time40

Combat System Engineering

Course Title : Combat System Engineering
Course Code : DT-CVE-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P: 0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Engineering principles to the design of combat systems with emphasis on detection, tracking, and identification systems.6
2Threat Spectrum, Battle Field Environment.6
3Vehicle Configuration, Man Machine Interface.6
4Sensor technologies (radars, ESM, active and passive sonar, infrared, electro-optical, and magnetic/electric/gravity field sensors).8
5Introduction to information warfare and weapons (including electronic warfare).7
6Directed energy weapons, weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological), and nonlethal weapons.7
Total Time40

Test and Evaluation of Weapon System

Course Title : Test and Evaluation of Weapon System
Course Code : DT-CVE-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P: 0 Credit: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Weapon system requirements (land, air, naval).6
2Weapon performance characterization, Operating environment and ambient conditions.6
3Factors affecting system performance, System Acceptance testing.6
4System reliability, system maintenance concept, functional analysis, life cycle costs, logistics support analysis, systems design, production, spare/repair parts management.8
5Static test procedures, Shock and vibration tests, Accelerated environmental tests. Closed vessel test. Conditioning chambers.7
6Test methods for evaluation of safety. Dynamic trials. Range requirement analysis, range instrumentation. Post trial Analysis.7
Total Time40

Aerospace Technology

  1. Aerospace System Configuration, Design and Simulation
  2. Guidance & Control
  3. Aerospace Propulsion

Aerospace System Configuration, Design and Simulation

Course Title : Aerospace System Configuration, Design and Simulation
Course Code : DT-AT-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction (aero-elastic phenomena and design requirements), Introduction to missiles & systems, Design process.6
2Structural requirement, Structural and aerodynamic stiffness, Static aero-elasticity: torsional divergence, Structural vibration and modal analysis.6
3Aerodynamic loads on an oscillating lifting surface, Characteristics of flutter and important design parameters, Methods for aero-elastic analysis, Computational fluid dynamics, advances in aero dynamics (Hypersonic Flows and Aerodynamic Heating).7
4Aircraft performance (cruising, climb, descent, takeoff, landing, maneuver, flight path).7
5System‟s stability & control, aerodynamics control, Introduction to dynamic stability, first and second order responses, Equations of motion and modal characteristics.7
6Introduction to air to air, ground to air, air to ground weapon systems, UAV mounted GW and UCAVs.7
Total Time40

Guidance & Control

Course Title : Guidance & control
Course Code : DT-AT-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to Navigation, Navigation Mathematics.6
2GNSS: fundamentals, Signals, and Satellites: Fundamentals of Satellite Navigation, Inertial Navigation, Advanced satellite Navigation, Principles of radio Positioning, Terrestrial radio Navigation, Short-Range Positioning, Satellite Navigation Processing.7
3Errors and Geometry, Dead Reckoning, Attitude, and Height Measurement, Feature matching, INS/GNSS Integration.6
4Missile Control Methods: Aerodynamic and Thrust Vector Control, Polar and Cartesian Control.6
5Mathematical Modeling of Missile Dynamics; Missile Actuators and Sensors. Roll and Roll Rate Stabilization.8
6Design and Analysis of Lateral Autopilots, 6 DOF simulation for aircraft/missile using MATLAB7
Total Time40

Aerospace Propulsion

Course Title : Aerospace Propulsion
Course Code : DT-AT-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P: 0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Classification & mode of operation of various propulsion systems, basis thermodynamics & fluid Dynamics.7
2Rocket motor design & analysis, Gas Turbine Engine design, GT engine efficiency, GT engine heat transfer & cooling.8
3Aircraft performance, jet engine performance.6
4Jet engine control (compressor performance, axial turbine performance, Fuel systems & pumps, airframe fuel systems, hydro-mechanical fuel metering, Electronics engine control).7
5System integration.6
6Computational fluid dynamics (flow modelling strategies, physical modelling, finite difference equations, etc.)6
Total Time40

Naval Technology

  1. Naval Combat System Engineering
  2. Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Marine Systems
  3. Marine Propulsion

Naval Combat System Engineering

Course Title : Naval Combat System Engineering
Course Code : DT-NT-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction of naval combat systems.6
2Integration of naval combat systems, Detection, engagement, and control elements interact with each other and on how to combine them into an efficient and survivable combat system.7
3Signature reduction.7
4Readiness assessment, embedded training, and support system interfaces.6
5System-oriented approach to integrating the principles of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in the design of ship subsystems.8
6Engineering design tools and analysis methods to meet specified systems requirements.6
Total Time40

Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Marine Systems

Course Title : Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Marine Systems
Course Code : DT-NT-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 – Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Fundamentals of inertial navigation, principles of inertial accelerometers, and gyroscopes.5
2Derivation of gimbaled and strapdown navigation equations and corresponding error analysis.7
3Classical approach to the robust design of nonlinear GNC systems that accounts for both the stability and performance specifications, robust autopilot design.6
4Mathematical modeling.8
5Advanced capabilities of MATLAB & Simulink.8
6Multi-robot control techniques, theoretical building blocks for solutions to current and future naval challenges.6
Total Time36

Marine Propulsion

Course Title : Marine Propulsion
Course Code : DT-NT-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Basic principles of power and propulsion of marine systems.6
2Laws of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to analyze and design of components and systems, Dynamic propulsion systems modeling and analysis methods.7
3Aerothermodynamics of compressors, combustors, turbines, heat exchangers, inlets and nozzles.7
4Mechanical and structural design aspects of engine development, Control design specifications and design strategies.8
5Introduction to modern control design theory and multivariable methods. Theory and applications of optimal control and discrete-time control systems.6
6Case studies of current naval propulsion control systems.6
Total Time40

Communication Systems and Sensors

  1. Radar Technologies
  2. Digital & Satellite Communication and Navigation from Space
  3. Tactical Battlefield Communication & Electronic Warfare

Radar Technologies

Course Title : Radar Technologies
Course Code : DT-CSS-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to RADAR, Radar parameters/definitions, radar equations.6
2Radar cross section (RCS) & Theory of detection, Clutter.6
3Atmospheric propagation, Surveillance and Tracking Radar, Radar Designs.6
4Radar elements Design, Radar Transmitter design, Radar antenna design, Duplexer/TR switch & Radar Receiver.7
5Radar signals and networks, Radar signal processing chain, Pulse compression and micro-doppler processing, Tracking algorithms.7
6Phased array radar, Data processing for phased array radar, Airborne radar, imaging radar, Synthetic aperture radar, inverse synthic aperture radar, adaptive array processing.8
Total Time40

Digital & Satellite Communication and Navigation from Space

Course Title : Digital & Satellite Communication and Navigation from Space
Course Code : DT-CSS-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Elements of a communications system and their relationship to system performance.6
2Free space optical communication, Fiber optics communication, Wireless/cellular communications.7
3Fundamental concepts such as current/voltage relationships, time and frequency domains, power spectral density, random signals, Communications system components and functions, analog and digital communications systems.7
4Modulation transmission and reception; baseband and passband digital modulation; system, noise, transmission lines, waveguides and antennas, FEC techniques for mitigating channel errors.7
5Propagation effects on signal transmission; end-to-end path calculations for wire/coax, and RF systems including terrestrial ground links and satellite communications, Spread spectrum, conecpt of frequency hoping.7
6Navigation techniques from space regarding functioning of GPS, GLONASS, IRNSS & Galileo.6
Total Time40

Tactical Battlefield Communication & Electronic Warfare

Course Title : Tactical Battlefield Communication & Electronic Warfare
Course Code : DT-CSS-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Radiometry and power calculation, signature generation, atmospheric effects.6
2Radar ES operational use, radar/ES detection battle, quiet radar, jamming techniques & strategies, jamming of SAR systems.6
3Introduction to radar waveform interception, Technology and operational characteristics of electronic warfare, Signal processing statics & analysis, statistics & noise, analogue & digital signal processing.7
4Decision theory- hypothesis testing, probabilities of false alarm and detection, Bayesian systems, error probability and bit error rate, receiver operating.7
5UAV Payload/link Issues, cell phone issues, Intercept links, Frequency hopping and other LPI threats;Special techniques for jamming LPI signals.7
6Introduction to electronic counter measures and counter-counter measures.7
Total Time40

Directed Energy Technology

  1. Directed Energy Sources (Lasers, Microwave)
  2. Beam Control Technology, Target Acquisition, Beam Pointing & Tracking
  3. Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) System Engineering

Directed Energy Sources (Lasers, Microwave)

Course Title : Directed Energy Sources (Lasers, Microwave)
Course Code : DT-DET-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction of directed energy weapons, Potential weapon applications, how they work, application scenarios.6
2High power laser sources (solid state, fiber, free election, liquid etc.), Laser power scaling.7
3Atmospheric Laser Beam propagation.7
4Characterization of laser beam parameters.6
5Optical material & coating for high energy lasers.7
6High power microwave sources, HPM effects, testing of HPM sources.7
Total Time40

Beam Control Technology, Target Acquisition, Beam Pointing & Tracking

Course Title : Beam Control Technology, Target Acquisition, Beam Pointing & Tracking
Course Code : DT-DET-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to beam control, Beam control hardware.6
2Introduction to laser beam directors, Requirement for high power laser beam directors, Conceptual optical design & analysis of beam Dirtectors.7
3Laser beam tracking, pointing & control, Gimbals, Coarse & fine tracking.7
4Active laser imaging & target tracking, Closed loop image tracking, Hardware requirement, Various tracking algorithms, multi-spectral target imaging, Multiple target engagements, rapid retargeting.6
5Atmospheric propagation of Laser beams, atmospheric propagation of laser beams, Correction of atmospheric effects, Adaptive optics, Atmospheric modeling of laser propagation.6
6Introduction to HPM beam control technology, major sub-assemblies.8
Total Time40

Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) System Engineering

Course Title : Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) System Engineering
Course Code : DT-DET-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Attributes of DEW, System requirements, DEW system design, system analysis.6
2DEW subsystems, System modeling & simulation.6
3Thermal management of DEW, Power management of DEW.7
4Operational requirements of directed energy systems, platform integration.7
5Weapon effectiveness under different operating conditions.7
6Overview of internationally developed systems (Airborne Laser Laboratory, Airborne Laser, Tactical High Energy Laser, Advanced Tactical Laser, and Space-Based Laser programs).7
Total Time40

High Energy Materials Technology

  1. High Energy Materials Modeling & Simulation
  2. Munitions and Target Response
  3. Manufacturing and Materials Properties of Explosives

High Energy Materials Modeling & Simulation

Course Title : High Energy Materials Modeling & Simulation
Course Code : DT-HEM-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P:0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Understanding of high energy materials from theoretical and practical standpoints, to formulate the bases for evaluating competitive and alternative high energy material systems.8
2High energy materials physics and chemistry.6
3Molecular energetic of the high energy materials molecule including molecular orbital and valence bonding and resonance stabilization.7
4Concepts and practical implications of sensitivity and energy potential, oxygen balance and thermodynamic, reaction rate theory, hot-spot theory, shock physics and detonation theory.7
5Tools for high energy materials modeling & simulation.6
6Overview high energy materials modeling using FEM technique.6
Total Time40

Munitions and Target Response

Course Title : Munitions and Target Response
Course Code : DT-HEM-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0 , P: 0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to warheads and ammunition, Introduction to armour design.7
2Wound ballistics and human vulnerability, Fragmentation theory and warheads, Small arms and cannon ammunition, Shell and projectile design.7
3Target penetration and shock events covering subsonic to hydrodynamic regimes, Shaped charge and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) warhead design, Kinetic Energy (KE) ammunition and penetrator design.7
4Mine threat and damage mechanisms, Complex armour, spacing, obliquity, disposition and failure mechanisms.7
5Characterization and testing of materials for high strain rate loading.6
6Blast effects, blast-structure interactions including internal detonations, Terminal ballistics demonstration.6
Total Time40

Manufacturing and Materials Properties of Explosives

Course Title : Manufacturing and Materials Properties of Explosives
Course Code : DT-HEM-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 4, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 4

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Chemistry of the synthesis of high energy material molecules: Basic chemistry of nitration.8
2Synthesis examples of Lead Azide/Styphnate, TNT, RDX, NC, NG, Basic stability/compatibility.6
3Material science of high energy materials: Basic hazard/performance properties, Crystal properties, Binder properties, Mechanical properties.7
4Environmental awareness, Engineering of the manufacturing of high energy materials.6
5Filling processes of high energy materials, Plant design, safety, Quality control.6
6Physics of high energy materials: Detonation theory, Shocks physics, Explosives train.7
Total Time36

Semester 2: Elective 1 Courses

  1. Robotics (MSS, MCC)
  2. EMI/EMC in Military Systems
  3. Defence Electro-Optics and Imaging Systems
  4. Structural Dynamics and Aero Elasticity
  5. Safety, Health & Hazard Management
  6. Fundamental of Telemetry, Telecommand & Transponder
  7. Jamming and ECM/ECCM Technologies
  8. Software Defined Radios
  9. Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures
  10. Test Methodologies for DEW Systems (Lasers & Microwave)
  11. Advanced Analytical Techniques/Lab Testing
  12. SONAR System Engineering

Robotics (MSS, MCC)

Course Title : Robotics (MSS, MCC)
Course Code : DT- EL3-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Fundamentals of land-based robotic systems covering the areas of locomotion, manipulation, grasping, sensory perception, and teleoperation.7
2Kinematics, dynamics, manipulability, motion/force control, real-time programming, controller architecture, motion planning, navigation, and sensor integration, Control system design.5
3Transformation of coordinates, Kinematics and inverse kinematics, Jacobians.4
4Modelling Control, Proportional (P), Proportional-Integral (PI), Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) and Model Based Predictive Controller (MPC).7
5Feedback Control System, Motion and path planning, Collision avoidance and navigation.7
6Fundamental of AI, Programming methods for robotics, Human-Robot interaction.6
Total Time36

EMI/EMC in Military Systems

Course Title : EMI/EMC in Military Systems
Course Code : DT-EL3-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Basic Concepts: Definition of EMI/EMC and EMP, Classification of EMI/EMC, Sources of EMI, EMI coupling modes, ESD Phenomena and effects, Transient phenomena and suppression.6
2EMC requirements for electronic systems, Non-ideal Behaviors of Components; EMI Measurements: Basic principles of EMI measurements, EMI measuring instruments.6
3EMI Control Methods: Conducted and radiated emissions and susceptibility, Crosstalk and shielding, Grounding, Bonding, Filtering, EMI gasket, Isolation transformer, opto isolator; Faraday cage, isolation of shelters.6
4EMC Standard and Regulations: National and Intentional standardizing organizations, Frequency assignment, Spectrum conversation.5
5EMC Design and Interconnection Techniques: Cable routing and connection, Component selection and mounting, PCB design (Trace routing, Impedance control, decoupling, Zoning and grounding).7
6EMC analysis and detection techniques: Using tools for signal integrity analysis, Study eye diagrams for communication systems.6
Total Time36

Defence Electro-Optics and Imaging Systems

Course Title : Defence Electro-Optics and Imaging Systems
Course Code : DT-EL3-03
Teaching Scheme: L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Principles of radiometry, The human eye, Visible band optical sighting systems.6
2Camera systems, Image intensifiers, Missile seekers.6
3Electro-optic countermeasures.6
4Thermal imagers, II cameras, Hyper-spectral imaging, Digital image processing.7
5EO sensors for Lasers and laser DEW5
6Electro-optic protection measures.6
Total Time36

Structural Dynamics and Aero Elasticity

Course Title : Structural Dynamics and Aero-elasticity
Course Code : DT-EL3-04
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Principles and methods of computational structural dynamics and vibration analysis.6
2Introduction to dynamic analysis using the finite element method, Calculation of modal parameters.6
3System dynamic response via mode superposition, frequency response, model reduction, and structural synthesis techniques, Fatigue analysis.7
4Introduction to aero-elasticity, Aerodynamic Loading, Bending Moment, Sectional properties of Aerofoil, V-n Diagram.6
5Basic theory of linear elastic fracture mechanics; strain energy release rate.6
6Applications to delamination crack growth in polymer composite laminates, Damage tolerance issues in composites.5
Total Time36

Safety, Health & Hazard Management

Course Title : Safety, Health & Hazard Management
Course Code : DT-EL3-05
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Chemical Safety: Standards and regulations of chemical safety in Industries or Laboratories, Storage of hazardous chemicals, Compatibility and classification codes, Chemical risk analysis and management.6
2Fire triangle and Handling of Toxic, Industrial Gases.4
3Hazard Management: HAZOP and HAZAN techniques, Hazard in manufacture, Hazard prevention measures, Disposal of hazardous materials.7
4Warfare: Classifications of explosives based on hazards, Nuclear, biological and chemical warfare safety.7
5Health: Assessment of human factors, Health & Environment safety.6
6Nano materials safety (Toxicology study).6
Total Time36

Fundamental of Telemetry, Telecommand & Transponder

Course Title : Fundamental of Telemetry, Telecommand & Transponder
Course Code : DT-EL3-06
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Fundamental of satellite communication, different modulation and multiplexing schemes.6
2Satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Tele-command, Multiple Access Techniques Telemetry, Data Transmission, Methods of Modulation, Time Division and Frequency Division Multiplexing, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and DAMA, Coding Schemes.6
3Satellite Packet Communications, Tracking and Telemetry.6
4Doppler and Electro-Optical methods of tracking, Airborne Missile.6
5Signal Processing: Processing of Signal, Data Acquisition and Reduction.6
6Introduction to satellite communication, transponders.6
Total Time36

Jamming and ECM/ECCM Technologies

Course Title : Jamming and ECM/ECCM technologies
Course Code : DT-EL3-07
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Principals of Electronic Attack (EA), Jamming-to-Signal Ratio, Jamming Types Burn-Through, Cover Jamming, Range Deceptive Jamming, Inverse Gain Jamming.7
2Repeater Jamming Equations, Noise Jamming vs. Deception, Repeater vs. Transponder, Side lobe Jamming vs. Main lobe Jamming.6
3Stand-Off Jamming, Escort Jamming, Self-Protection Jamming, ECM techniques, On-Board ECM Systems, Off-Board ECM Systems.5
4Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM), Off-Board ECM Systems, Communications Countermeasures (COM-ECM), Electro-Optic Counter Measure (EOCM) Systems.6
5Airborne Tactical Jamming System, Shipboard Self-Defense System, EA/Susceptibility against Weapon Systems. Search Radar Counter-Countermeasures, Tracking Radar.6
6Counter-Countermeasures, Infrared Counter-Countermeasures, Communications Counter-Countermeasures.6
Total Time36

Software Defined Radios

Course Title : Software defined Radios
Course Code : DT-EL3-08
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0 , P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1SDR introduction, major standards, SDR architecture, SDR enablers, advantage / disadvantages, Applications.6
2Waveform platform bifurcation, red – black separation, digital modulation- advanced linear and non-linear bandwidth efficient modulations. Bandwidth and power efficiency, peak to average power, error vector magnitude and error probability.6
3SDR Hardware, super-heterodyne architecture, homodyne architecture, advantages & disadvantages, Software for SDR, Processing architecture for SDR.6
4RF channels, receiver channel equalization, multiple access techniques Frequency, time and code division techniques as well as carrier sensing, Wireless sensor networks and beam steering in azimuth and elevation, receiver analogue signal processing, receiver digital signal processing.6
5Source and channel coding (Source and channel coding, sampling, entropy, data compression, voice coding, block and convolution coding, turbo coding, space-time coding and trellis coding).7
6Case studies in software radio design, Introduction and a Historical perspective.5
Total Time36

Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures

Course Title : Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures
Course Code : DT-EL3-09
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Review of Strength of Materials, Introduction to Aerospace Materials – Metal Alloys and Fiber Reinforced Composite.6
2Introduction to different types of constructions: Monocoque, Semi-Monocoque, Truss, and Corrugated shell.7
3Introduction to Aircraft and Missile Structural Components: Spars; Ribs; Stringer; Longerons.6
4Analysis of stress; Analysis of strain.7
5Material Constitutive Relations.5
6Failure Theories; Fatigue theory.5
Total Time36

Test Methodologies for DEW Systems (Lasers & Microwave)

Course Title : Test Methodologies for DEW Systems (Lasers & Microwave)
Course Code : DT-EL3-10
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Testing requirements of DEW system, types of testing, laser effect testing on target, system output testing.6
2System performance testing, System outdoor test & measurement instruments.7
3Laser testing issues, Laser safety, Laser safety standards, laser safety tools.5
4Microwave system testing Impedance measurement, S-Parameters and the Smith Chart.5
5Power Measurement, Noise Figure and Phase Noise measurement, Frequency measurements (Spectrum Analysis), Gain Compression and Intermodulation, Network Analysis.7
6Microwave subsystem / system characterization techniques. HPM safety tools, safety standards.6
Total Time36

Advanced Analytical Techniques/Lab Testing

Course Title : Advanced Analytical techniques/Lab testing
Course Code : DT-EL3-11
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Instrumental Analysis: Qualitative analysis.4
2Genesis of instrumental analysis, hyphenated techniques.4
3Polymeric Techniques: Rheology Techniques, Molecular weight determination; Thermal Techniques: Thermo Gravimetry (TG), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).8
4Chromatographic Techniques: Gas Chromatography (GC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Ion chromatography.8
5Spectroscopy: Ultra Violet-Visible Spectroscopy UV-VIS, Infra-Red spectroscopy (IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass spectroscopy, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS).8
6XRD and SEM techniques, Sensitivity studies.4
Total Time36

SONAR System Engineering

Course Title : SONAR System Engineering
Course Code : DT-EL3-12
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Mathematical development and discussion of fundamental principles that pertain to the design and operation of passive and active sonar systems critical to naval operation.6
2Topics from complex aperture theory, array theory.6
3Signal processing.5
4Introduction to undersea warfare and engineering acoustics.6
5Principles of optimal signal processing techniques for detecting signals in noise, maximum likelihood, Bayes risk.7
6Neyman-Pearson and min-max criteria and calculations of their associated error probabilities (ROC curves).6
Total Time36

Semester 2: Elective 2 Courses

  1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design
  2. Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction
  3. Modeling & Simulation of Laser Matter Interaction
  4. Computational Aerodynamics
  5. Launch Vehicle Design & Analysis
  6. Acquisition, Tracking & Pointing Technology
  7. Data Acquisition, Tracking & Post Flight Analysis
  8. Air Independent Propulsion and Batteries
  9. Advanced Digital Modulation Technologies & Standards
  10. Trajectories Modelling & Simulation
  11. Sensor Technology

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design

Course Title : Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design
Course Code : DT-EL4-01
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1UAV design Requirements, design parameters, design algorithms, Certification approaches: aircrafts and UAVs. Airworthiness of aircrafts and UAVs.6
2Air safety issues. Handling qualities. Maneuverability requirements. Aircraft design; UAV system design. UAV system identification.6
3UAV aerodynamics, structures and propulsion, performance and stability analysis.7
4UAV project life cycles. Stages of Aircraft design. Initial sizing: aircrafts and of UAVs.6
5Ground control systems. Ground and flight testing of UAVs. UAV guidance and Navigation. Design for reliability.5
6Wind Tunnel Testing, Aerodynamic Characterization through Wind Tunnel Testing.6
Total Time36

Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction

Course Title : Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction
Course Code : DT-EL4-02
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Advanced knowledge of the Indian Navy ocean analysis and prediction systems.6
2Naval Ocean Modeling Program (NOMP), Naval ocean data systems.5
3Atmospheric forcing systems, data assimilation systems.6
4Optimal Thermal Interpolation System (OTIS), Thermal Ocean Prediction Systems (TOPS).6
5Fundamental concepts in turbulence. The atmospheric planetary boundary layer, including surface layer, and bulk formula for estimating air-sea fluxes.7
6The global ocean circulation prediction system, Shallow Water Analysis and Forecast System (SWAFS), Knowledge of ocean eddies.6
Total Time36

Modeling & Simulation of Laser Matter Interaction

Course Title : Modeling & Simulation of Laser Matter Interaction
Course Code : DT-EL4-03
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Laser beam characteristics, Laser lethality modeling & simulation with metal targets & composite materials.5
2Physics based models for vulnerability assessment, Effect of laser on metals & composite materials.7
3Measurement and Characterization of Damage Thresholds, Mechanisms of Damage, Exposure Limits and Their Interpretation.7
4Analysis Tools for the Estimation of Hazards, Laser parameters measurement techniques.6
5Tools to analyze and predict Laser System performance under different conditions like land, sea air, etc.5
6Introduction of full scale end to end modeling of laser system performance.6
Total Time36

Computational Aerodynamics

Course Title : Computational Aerodynamics
Course Code : DT-EL4-04
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to fluid mechanics & heat transfer.5
2Introduction to numerical analysis, Discretisation approaches: finite difference, finite volume, finite element and spectral methods.6
3Numerical methods for algebraic equations/systems of equations, Numerical schemes for hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic systems and for fluid dynamics.6
4CFD analysis.7
5Numerical modeling of compressible & in-compressible flow, turbulence modeling.6
6Grid generation/CAD, data analysis and uncertainties.6
Total Time40

Launch Vehicle Design & Analysis

Course Title : Launch Vehicle Design & Analysis
Course Code : DT-EL4-05
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to propulsion for launch vehicles, beginning with mission energy requirements and an overview of current and proposed launch propulsion devices.6
2Performance analysis, operating characteristics and propellant selection criteria for air breathing and solid.5
3Liquid and nuclear rocket motor propulsion systems.7
4Advanced cycles and concepts are presented. Design of components and subsystems.7
5FE modelling: Idealization, Discretization, Meshing and Post Processing.6
6Tracking and controlling errors, Nonlinear analysis in FEM, Launch dynamic analysis.5
Total Time36

Acquisition, Tracking & Pointing Technology

Course Title : Acquisition, Tracking & Pointing Technology
Course Code : DT-EL4-06
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Acquisition, tracking, and pointing (ATP) design for military systems.6
2Target tracking and related mathematics, SNR requirement, the Johnson criteria, probability of estimation, detection criteria.6
3Tracking algorithms, track filters, multi target tracking.6
4Electronic countermeasures against modern target tracking radars.7
5Multiplatform-multi-sensor-multi target tracking.6
6Doppler and Electro-Optical methods of tracking.5
Total Time36

Data Acquisition, Tracking & Post Flight Analysis

Course Title : Data Acquisition, Tracking & Post Flight Analysis
Course Code : DT-EL4-07
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Importance of Flight Trials in Missile Development, Facilities, Safety Requirements.4
2Methods of Measurement, Introduction to Measuring Instruments: Functional elements of an instrument.6
3Static and Dynamic Characteristics, Zero, First and Second order of Instruments and their response.6
4Calibration of Instruments.5
5Sensors and Transducers: Passive and Active types, their uses in measurement of acceleration, angle, vibration, pressure, flow and temperature, strain etc.8
6Methods for post flight data analysis.7
Total Time36

Air Independent Propulsion and Batteries

Course Title : Air Independent Propulsion and Batteries
Course Code : DT-EL4-08
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Impact of modern drive-trains on energy supplies.6
2Hybrid Electric Drive-trains: hybrid traction, various hybrid drive-train topologies, power flow control, fuel efficiency analysis.7
3Electric Drive-trains: electric traction, electric drive-train topologies, power flow control in electric drive-train topologies, fuel efficiency analysis.7
4Electric Propulsion unit: electric components used in hybrid and electric vehicles, Configuration and control of DC Motor drives, Induction Motor drives, Permanent Magnet Motor drives, Switch Reluctance Motor drives, drive system efficiency.6
5Energy Storage: Introduction to Energy Storage Requirements in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.6
6Battery based energy storage and its analysis, Fuel Cell based energy storage and its analysis, Super Capacitor based energy storage and its analysis, Flywheel based energy storage and its analysis, Hybridization of different energy storage devices.6
Total Time36

Advanced Digital Modulation Technologies & Standards

Course Title : Advanced Digital Modulation Technologies & Standards
Course Code : DT-EL4-09
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Design of digital communication system, transmitter and receiver communications system model.6
2Voice source coding– pulse code modulation, delta modulation, vocoders.6
3Digital modulation – Amplitude-shift, Frequency-shift, Phase-shift, differential phase-shift, Quadrature phase-shift, Quadrature phase-shift, and Minimum-shift keying, Quadrature amplitude modulation.8
4Communications channel, Multipath effects, fading and diversity, models of Egli and Murphy.6
5Receivers, super heterodyne systems, balanced and unbalanced mixers, frequency synthesizers, Link budget analysis.5
6Introduction to cellular communication, CDMA, OFDM, MIMO, Introduction to digital modulation standards.5
Total Time36

Trajectories Modelling & Simulation

Course Title : Trajectories modelling& simulation
Course Code : DT-EL4-10
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T:0, P:0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Flight Dynamics, Flight envelope limitations. Aerodynamic sizing-equations of motion. Accuracy of simplified equations of motion, orbital mechanics.6
2Role of rocket propulsion in orbital trajectories and maneuvers, Maximizing missile flight performance. Benefits of flight trajectory shaping.7
3Flight performance prediction of boost, climb, cruise, coast, steady descent, ballistic, maneuvering, divert, and homing flight.7
4Practical implementation of integrated trajectory planning, Agility in maneuvering trajectories.5
5Multiplier theory and its use in solving practical problems covered from a real-time computational viewpoint, No-fly zones and engineering requirements, formulation as a mathematical mixture of state and decision-variable constraints.5
6Extensive MATLAB-based mini-projects.6
Total Time36

Sensor Technology

Course Title : Sensor Technology
Course Code : DT-EL4-11
Teaching Scheme : L: 3, T: 0, P: 0 Credits: 3

Course Content:

UnitContentsContact Hrs
1Physical principles underlying the sensor systems needed for satellites and tactical aircraft, as well as limitations imposed by the atmosphere and operating environment on these systems and their communication links.6
2Phased array and pulsed compressed radars, imaging synthetic aperture and inverse synthetic aperture radars.5
3Atmospheric propagation of signal. Noise resources and thermal radiation.5
4Principles of semiconductor devices. Optical and infrared imaging detector systems.8
5Detector resolution limitations and bandwidth requirements, Relationship between signals and noise.6
6The characteristics of critical sensor functions (including detection, estimation, imaging, and tracking).6
Total Time36

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