Accession Number : AD0010029


Title :   LOKI WIND RESPONSE ANALYSIS


Corporate Author : NORTH AMERICAN INSTRUMENTS INC ALTADENA CA


Personal Author(s) : BAKER, DONALD L ; PHILLIPS, WARREN L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/010029.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : An analysis is presented of the effect of an arbiyrary wind distribution on the trajectory of a Loki missile to rocket burnout. THe wind is treated as a perturbation on the trajectory, and the effect of thrust malalignment is neglected. Sideways momentum and angular momentum imparted by a unit wind impulse are calculated and used for the step-by-step calculation of the flight path deviation caused by the impulse. Results for use in the design of a computer to correct for wind are presented in tems of parameters adaptable for correcting for varying winds.


Descriptors :   *FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS , DISTRIBUTION , WIND , BURNOUT , PULSES , PERTURBATIONS , TRAJECTORIES , THRUST , MISALIGNMENT , ROCKETS , ANGULAR MOMENTUM , COMPUTATIONS , FLIGHT PATHS


Subject Categories : Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE