Accession Number : AD0284795

Title :   ON THE SCALING OF ROCKETS

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : ZAROODNY,SERGE J.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The theory of scaling of rockets from one caliber to another is reviewed. The estimate of accuracy is divided into an estimate of sensitivities and an estimate of causes of dispersion. It is shown that, with some attention paid to the units used, the sensitivities may be unchanged by a change in caliber; however, the relative precision should be expected to be poorer with smaller rockets. A rule of thumb is proposed: absolute precision varies as the 0.6 power of caliber. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKETS, DESIGN, LAUNCHING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MODEL TESTS, ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, SENSITIVITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, TEST METHODS, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE