LEAST DISPERSION OF THE MARK 12 RE-ENTRY VEHICLE
AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL
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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.
- Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles