Accession Number : AD0700955

Title :   A WIND-WEIGHTING TECHNIQUE TO PREDICT VELOCITY VECTOR AZIMUTH ANGLES FOR UNGUIDED ROCKETS,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Dunaway,Gordon L.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A method is presented for the prediction of velocity vector azimuth angles of unguided rockets versus altitude or time using the wind-weighting technique. The method was evaluated using a trajectory simulation program in a high-speed computer, and the evaluation showed that useful predictions could be made. Moreover, the technique can be applied rapidly and, therefore, is well suited for operational use. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, IMPACT PREDICTION), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WIND), AZIMUTH, ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, SIMULATION, HIGH ALTITUDE, PAYLOAD, FLIGHT TESTING, SAFETY

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE