Accession Number:

AD0827530

Title:

FLIGHT DYNAMICS OF THE BLUE GOOSE VEHICLE TRAVERSING A HIGH ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSION

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Nov 1967

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

252.0

Abstract:

This report investigates the flight dynamics of the Blue Goose vehicle traversing a high altitude nuclear explosion. The problem is analyzed for a detonation of 200 kilotons at an altitude of 30 kilometers. The vehicle is launched such that it intercepts the fireball edge at approximately 1 second after detonation. Calculation of vehicle trajectory is done by incorporating the output of a detailed one-dimensional hydrodynamic calculation of the explosion environment, with a six-degree-of-freedom computer program for the vehicle. The report analyzes the attitude and position time histories of the vehicle, time history of environment as seen by the vehicle, vehicle dynamic loads, trajectory dispersion, and worst flight path through the environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE