Accession Number : AD0756436

Title :   Stability and Control of the Helicopter When Used as a Weapons Platform for Aerodynamically Stabilized Rockets.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Campagna,Robert W.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : NS Platform for Aerodynamically Stabilized Rockets.Technical rept.,Campagna,Robert W. ;ECOM-4078DA-1-F-162202-A-A-971-F-162202-A-A-9713(*aircraft fire control systems, stability), (*helicopters, *rocket launchers), rockets, impact prediction, target acquisition, fire control system components, stabilization, flight control systems, mathematical modelsThe report is concerned with stability and control of the helicopter when used as a weapons platform for aerodynamically stabilized rockets. Analysis and simulation are used to ascertain problem areas that exist when engagement techniques similar to those used for fixed wing aircraft are used for helicopters. It is shown that significant improvements in helicopter controllability and rocket accuracy can be achieved by utilizing an impact prediction calculation which accounts for the relative wind on the rocket launching tubes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, STABILITY), (*HELICOPTERS, *ROCKET LAUNCHERS), ROCKETS, IMPACT PREDICTION, TARGET ACQUISITION, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, STABILIZATION, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE