Accession Number : AD0012619


Title :   DECELERATIONS OF BALLISTIC TYPE MISSILE ON REENTRY INTO ATMOSPHERE


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Scherberg, M G ; Rubin, Theodore


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/012619.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Previously performed calculations indicated that the velocity o f the Atlas missile exceeds 19,500 fps during the entire flight path with consequent severe aerodynamic heating and loading design problems. An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of reducing velocities in the denser portion of the atmosphere by special flight maneuvers which increase the drag force in the less dense portions. Calcualtions were perfomed to determine modifications of the Convair trajectory resulting from configuration and flight altitude changes. The results indciated that a sufficient velocity decrease may be attained provided that the angle of attack of the missile can be suitably controlled.


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES , *ATMOSPHERE ENTRY , FLIGHT , DESCENT TRAJECTORIES , FLIGHT MANEUVERS , ALTITUDE , FLIGHT PATHS , AERODYNAMIC HEATING , INTENSITY , HIGH RATE , AERODYNAMIC DRAG


Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE