Accession Number:

ADA022892

Title:

DCAT Experimental Evaluations and System Development.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

A program was conducted to demonstrate the feasibility and applicability of directional control guidance on a small direct fire system. The system performance specification was established to take full advantage of the characteristics of this guidance scheme. The first characteristic was a high velocityconstant acceleration airframe with a controllable range of 750 meters. The missile was fin stabilized and reaction jet controlled, and the flight profile consists of eject-coast-boost phases. This profile represented a realistic field environment as well as producing the most severe launch error. The initial accuracy requirement was established at 1 mil but simulations indicated that only a 1.5-mil system could be achieved at 750 meters. The same missile would hold a 2-mil accuracy at 1500 meters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluidics and Fluerics
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE