Accession Number:

AD0609275

Title:

MISSILE DESIGN FOR THE EFFECTS OF WINDS ALOFT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-09-13

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A major problem in the design of large booster missiles is the proper consideration of the effects from winds aloft. Since wind magnitude and direction are statistical in nature, the problem can only be solved by the use of statistical techniques. This report suggests that the design requirement be a given probability of failure or launch delay due to winds aloft, or an optimization between cost in terms of weight, schedules, etc. and the probability of failure or launch delay. A methodology is then presented, along with pertinent background information and discussion, for designing to any of those requirements. Also presented is a procedure for a prelaunch wind check in which wind effects magnitudes are predicted for a flight.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE