Accession Number : AD0711854

Title :   WIND EFFECTS ON UNGUIDED ROCKETS FIRED NEAR MAXIMUM RANGE.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : D'Arcy,Edward M. ; Engebos,Bernard F.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The response to wind of an unguided rocket to be fired near its maximum range capability is analyzed. It is demonstrated that both the range unit wind effects and the range wind-weighting factors become highly nonlinear with respect to the wind field, thus making the use of ordinary field techniques of impact prediction impractical. It is therefore, recommended that such rockets be fired in a 'real-time' impact prediction mode. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, IMPACT PREDICTION), (*EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, WIND), ACCURACY, LAUNCHING, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, NEW MEXICO

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Rockets
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE