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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE