Accession Number:

ADB007095

Title:

Determining the Performance Envelopes of Short Range Missiles

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 1969-Nov 1972

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a study to develop a reliable test method for determining a short range missiles performance envelope. Three main areas are covered 1 Drone control 2 Derivation of a computer program for predicting flightpath relationships and 3 A new test technique that, when properly applied, will guarantee that the missile is launched on the edge of its envelope. This technique is unique in that it allows the missile to be fired at a number of acceptable launch conditions and uses real time computation to determine when an acceptable launch condition exists. Application of this method is simple and inexpensive. Added to that, its inherent reliability will allow test agencies to accurately determine a missiles performance envelope and will result in substantial savings by greatly reducing the number of required missile launches for envelope determination.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE