Statistical Prediction of Impact Displacement Due to the Wind Effect on an Unguided Artillery Rocket during Powered Flight
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ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The merits of two new statistical wind displacement estimators are tested against a ballistic-meteorological estimator similar to that currently utilized for predicting the impact displacement due to the wind effect on an unguided artillery rocket m50 during powered flight. Computations of the statistical estimators, based on simulated rocket trajectories using actual wind profiles, are presented for the 200, 400, and 800 mil trajectories. Reductions in impact dispersion ranging from 22 to 56 are afforded by these new estimators over the one currently used.
- Atmospheric Physics