Impact Deflection Estimators from Single Wind Measurements.
Research and development technical rept.,
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX
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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