Accession Number:

AD0353247

Title:

LEAST DISPERSION OF THE MARK 12 RE-ENTRY VEHICLE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The dispersion caused during the re-entry phase of ballistic missiles has two sources 1 the errors of the fuzing components, and 2 the anomalies of the atmosphere. Technology can reduce the fuzing errors, but the atmosphere is uncontrollable. Technology has now advanced to the point where the atmospheric variability is the dominant source of the burst dispersion attributable to re-entry. This being the case, the fuzing program must be based on the characteristics of the atmospheric variability. This report analyzes the re-entry-induced dispersion of the Mark 12 Re-Entry Vehicle and defines a fuzing program which results in the least dispersion in a given impact region.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE