Accession Number:

AD0659424

Title:

FIRST- AND SECOND-ORDER PARTIAL DERIVATIVES OF FREE-FLIGHT RANGE AND TIME EQUATIONS FOR IMPACT ACCURACY OF BALLISTIC MISSILES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ROCKET AND GUIDED MISSILE AGENCY REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

Report Date:

1958-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

Calculation of the impact error of a ballistic missile as a result of perturbation in the cutoff conditions can be accomplished by use of a Taylor Series. This requires the determination of the partial derivatives of the free-flight range and time-of-flight equations. First- and second-order partial range and time derivatives were obtained for several coordinate systems. These derivatives are plotted against cutoff conditions for a wide range of minimum energy maximum range trajectories. Several special conditions are noted. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE