Accession Number:

AD0680177

Title:

A PRACTICAL FIELD WIND COMPENSATION TECHNIQUE FOR UNGUIDED ROCKETS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

An accurate and rapid wind compensation technique for the field determination of launcher settings for unguided rockets is presented. The method was tested with a five-degree-of-freedom trajectory simulation program using several observed wind profiles. The results of five computer tests for an Aerobee 150 show that the maximum theoretical impact miss was 3.8 statute miles when the theoretical impact displacement was 147.4 statute miles. In three tests for an Athena two-stage, the maximum theoretical impact miss was 5.4 statute miles when the theoretical impact displacement due to the wind was 141.8 statute miles.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Rockets
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE