Accession Number : AD0716993

Title :   Impact Deflection Estimators from Single Wind Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Walter B. ; Blanco,Abel J. ; Traylor,L. E.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A statistical examination is made of the power law formula currently in use to extrapolate a wind profile from a single measurement near the surface to the burnout altitude of the M50 Honest John rocket (400 mil Q.E.) for the purpose of obtaining low-level wind corrections to the launcher settings. Two new statistical wind displacement estimators are developed which provide from 40% to 60% reduction in dispersion due to low-level wind based on simulated rocket trajectories utilizing actual wind profiles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*ARTILLERY ROCKETS, IMPACT PREDICTION), ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, CORRECTIONS, SIMULATION, DEFLECTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE