Accession Number:

ADD019775

Title:

Automated Ballistic Constant Determination

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 27 Mar 2000

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2000-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A method for the automated generation of ballistic constants for use in a trajectory control system. The potential trajectory of a pursuing vehicle is divided into a plurality of multiple sequential phases wherein each phase is characterized by a plurality of ballistic parameters. Known simulated data from a number of runs concerning the pursuing vehicle is analyzed. Ballistic parameter values for each run are obtained and statistically analyzed to produce generic constants for a particular set of operating conditions. Resulting matrices are stored as part of a two-dimensional, kinematic vehicle model to facilitate the propagation of projected trajectories during firing control solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Torpedoes
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE