Accession Number : ADB807468


Title :   Toward New Horizons. Volume 8. Guided Missiles and Pilotless Aircraft


Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Pickering, W H ; Dryden, H L ; Tsien, H S ; Schubauer, G B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b807468.pdf


Report Date : May 1946


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : A general discussion is presented of guided-missile developments, as basis for development of automatic controls, and of the launching of a winged missile for supersonic flight. Principal differences between automatic pilots in conventional aircraft and automatic control in missiles are outlined. A comparison is made of the power sources available for control mechanisms. The characteristics of long-range rocket trajectories in vacuo are given along with a sample problem.


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES , AUTOMATIC PILOTS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , LAUNCHING , LONG RANGE(DISTANCE) , POWER SUPPLIES , ROCKET TRAJECTORIES , SUPERSONIC FLIGHT


Subject Categories : Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE