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