Accession Number:

AD0328011

Title:

SOME IMPLICATIONS OF ASYMMETRY IN BALLISTIC MISSILE RE-ENTRY HEADS

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Asymmetry in a missile is classified under two headings a aerodynamic and b inertial. Two issues are considered 1 the problem of spin stabilization in free space for which b is relevant, and 2 the interplay with increasing aerodynamic forces during the descent for which a and b are both relevant. A full treatment of 2 is elusive mathematically and only a simplified version is attempted.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE