DERIVATION OF FORMULAS FOR BOOST PHASE TRAJECTORY CALCULATION OF MISSILE-BOOSTER WITH FLEXIBLE JOINT AND INITIAL BODY MISALIGNMENT,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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In order to study the effect on boost phase dispersion of flexibility of the joint between the missile and the booster, dynamic boost trajectories must be computed which include flexibility. The object of this report is to derive the necessary formulas for calculation of such trajectories, with allowance for the possibility of an initial misalignment of the missile-booster combination of beta sub o radians. Unless some misalignment exists the effect of joint flexibility is usually negligible.
- Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics