Accession Number : AD0474776
Title : Accuracy and Dispersion of Unguided, Air-Launched Rockets
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
Personal Author(s) : Thurston, Paul A
Report Date : 12 Oct 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 56
Abstract : Simplified non-dimensional equations of motion are derived. From these, 288 rocket trajectories are calculated, based upon a variety of choices for aerodynamic, inertial, and propulsive properties. The analysis includes off-axis thrust and response resulting from initial conditions of yaw angle and yaw rate. The most important results are presented in tables and graphs. Application of the results to calculation of dispersion is illustrated in an interpretation of the results. A conclusion reached is that high static stability is not necessary for useful accuracy.
Descriptors : *ROCKET TRAJECTORIES , YAW , EQUATIONS OF MOTION , DISTRIBUTION , AIRBORNE , DRIFT , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , AIR TO SURFACE , ERRORS , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , TABLES(DATA) , ROCKETS , AIR TO AIR , CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE , ROCKET LAUNCHERS , SCATTERING , STABILITY
Subject Categories : Armor
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE