Accession Number : AD0271655

Title :   AUTOMATIC ROCKET IMPACT PREDICTOR

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : DUNCAN,LOUIS D. ; TRAWLE,ELMER J.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The Automatic Rocket Impact Predictor (ARIP) System was designed to improve rocket impact predictions. Four Aerovan anemometers distributed in the first 100-ft layer provide the data by means of mechanical and electronic coupling to a computer which has been preset for ballistic values of a particular rocket. The computer output then activates an X-Y plotter which has been previously zeroed for all other cumulative displacement effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ANEMOMETERS, *FIRING ERROR INDICATORS, *IMPACT COMPUTERS, *ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, ERRORS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MEASUREMENT, SOUNDING ROCKETS, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE