Accession Number : AD0370958

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF VARIOUS AERODYNAMIC PROBES CONSIDERED FOR BARO-FUZING A LACROSSE MISSILE EQUIPPED WITH A T52 WARHEAD.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Compitello,Frank E.

Report Date : MAY 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Two independent series of tests, using five probe types consisting of 33 different model configurations, were conducted. Essentially, the tests presupposed a swivel system and were run at an angle of attack of zero degrees and a Mach number range of M= .3 to M= .8. An analysis of these probes was undertaken to establish which probe type would determine most accurately the present firing altitude for supplying the primary fuzing signal in a Lacrosse missile equipped with a T-52 Warhead. Ressults indicate that the ogive-cylinder model 2A exhibited the lowest altitude errors with test values of zero + or - 18 feet from M= .3 to M= .5 and increasing to 36 + or - 18 feet at M= .8.

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE FUZES, PROBES), SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), OGIVES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, ERRORS, PRESSURE GAGES, ORIFICES, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ALTITUDE, PROBES

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE