Accession Number:

AD0297102

Title:

TORQUE REQUIREMENTS OF AN IN-FLIGHT SPIN MECHANISM FOR A PRESCRIBED MISSILE ROTATIONAL VELOCITY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEMS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1962-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE