Annual technical rept. 28 Sep 1989-30 Sep 1990
ALABAMA UNIV IN HUNTSVILLE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command USASDC has several ongoing and planned programs that utilize optical sensors aboard missiles traveling at hypersonic velocities in the atmosphere. Central to the missile homing problem are aero-optical effects upon a missile-born sensorseeker which looks through both an electromagnetic window and the flow field about the vehicle. Aspects of the problem include modeling and simulation of the flow field on incident radiation from a target, and finally, predicting the resultant image imperfections and error in apparent object position as perceived by the sensor.
- Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics