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Fact sheet | CGHOST: A new paradigm for rocket design

DST in collaboration with the US Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a new paradigm for mission-based propulsion system design. 

CGHOST* directly couples detailed physics-based rocket modules with vehicle trajectory optimisation — all nested within a global genetic algorithm. The result is a new standard for high-confidence rocket design. 

CGHOST has been recognised internationally for the leap forward it offers in system design and evaluation of military systems.


* CGHOST: CMAES (Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy) with GPOPS (General Purpose Optimal Control Software) for Hypersonic Optimal Solid rocket Trajectories

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Fact sheet

Publish Date

August 2018


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