Accession Number:

AD0716993

Title:

Impact Deflection Estimators from Single Wind Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

A statistical examination is made of the power law formula currently in use to extrapolate a wind profile from a single measurement near the surface to the burnout altitude of the M50 Honest John rocket 400 mil Q.E. for the purpose of obtaining low-level wind corrections to the launcher settings. Two new statistical wind displacement estimators are developed which provide from 40 to 60 reduction in dispersion due to low-level wind based on simulated rocket trajectories utilizing actual wind profiles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE