Missile Total and Subsection Weight and Size Estimation Equations
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This study utilizes regression analysis to develop equations which relate missile overall and subsection weights and geometries, including wings and fins, to variables which are considered to be the input for a new design in the conceptual or preliminary design phase. These variables include packaging requirements such as maximum length, diameter, and weight, as well as performance characteristics such as mission and range. Data for the analysis was collected from a variety of military, industrial, and academic sources. The generic missile is split into three subsections propulsion, guidance and control, and warhead. Utilizing single and multi-variable regression analysis, weight estimation equations are developed for the total missile, subsections , and wingsfins based on categorizing the missile by mission air-to-air, air-to- surface, surface-to-air, or surface-to-surface and by range short, medium, or long. Measures of fit are developed and displayed with their associated equations to aid in selection of the optimum equation.
- Statistics and Probability
- Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces