TORQUE REQUIREMENTS OF AN IN-FLIGHT SPIN MECHANISM FOR A PRESCRIBED MISSILE ROTATIONAL VELOCITY
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEMS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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A method was developed to calculate the torque required to spin a small missile to a specified rotational velocity. The origin of the torque forces is assumed to be a mechanical fixture which utilizes the missile motor exhaust and, therefore, operates as an in-flight spin mechanism. The essential missile parameters are discussed and incorporated in a mathematical treatment which results in algebraic formulae for the calculation of torque.