Final rept. 1 Aug-30 Sep 2008
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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A munition is said to be despun when the munitions angular velocity is significantly less than its bands angular velocity, thus the band slips on the munition and, hence, the name slipband. With the emergence of smart munitions that possess advanced guidance for dynamic targeting capabilities, despun munitions are seen as the best approach for survivability of these fin-stabilized, canard-guided munitions due to the reduced aerodynamic loads on the fins and canards. The BANDSLIP code used for predicting the spin history of munitions has been improved. The most notable improvement is the capability to simulate projectiles shot through progressive twist gun tubes.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Guided Munitions