Accession Number : AD0262631

Title :   LAUNCHING OF AIRBORNE MISSILES UNDERWATER. PART XII. EFFECT OF TOTAL MISSILE RESPONSE TO CONFUSED SEAS ON OPTIMUM SUBMARINE HEADING

Corporate Author : ALLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : GOODMAN,THEODORE R.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The probability that a certain missile trajectory response falls within a circular region is determined by assuming the response to be Gaussian. The submarine-missile system is not assumed to be axially symmetric about a vertical axis as was done in earlier work on the optimization problem. Because axial symmetry is not present, the shape and size of the probability density function changes as the submarine heading is varied. The form of the dependence of the elements of the response tensor on submarine heading is adopted here. By making suitable approximations to the probability function itself, simple relations are obtained for the optimum heading under all sea and launch conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *LAUNCHING, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN WAVES, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, SUBMARINES, UNDERWATER TO AIR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE