Stability and Control of the Helicopter When Used as a Weapons Platform for Aerodynamically Stabilized Rockets.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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NS Platform for Aerodynamically Stabilized Rockets.Technical rept.,Campagna,Robert W. ECOM-4078DA-1-F-162202-A-A-971-F-162202-A-A-9713aircraft fire control systems, stability, helicopters, rocket launchers, rockets, impact prediction, target acquisition, fire control system components, stabilization, flight control systems, mathematical modelsThe report is concerned with stability and control of the helicopter when used as a weapons platform for aerodynamically stabilized rockets. Analysis and simulation are used to ascertain problem areas that exist when engagement techniques similar to those used for fixed wing aircraft are used for helicopters. It is shown that significant improvements in helicopter controllability and rocket accuracy can be achieved by utilizing an impact prediction calculation which accounts for the relative wind on the rocket launching tubes. Author
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