Accession Number : AD0775799

Title :   Analytical Design of Stability Augmentation and Guidance Loops for a Beam Rider Guided Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kaste,Orrin C.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Design analyses were performed for the stability augmentation and guidance loops for a single axis of a 105mm beam rider guided projectile. Five flight conditions corresponding to various Mach numbers in the range from 1.5 to 4.0 were considered. Root locus techniques were used to select constant gains to provide good damping and good response to guidance commands over the Mach range considered. Transient responses to step, ramp, and parabolic inputs were calculated to illustrate the dynamic behavior characteristics of the design evolved. The influence of parameter changes on characteristic root locations was investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Guided missiles, *Projectiles, *Beam rider trajectories, Guidance, Stabilization systems, Projectile trajectories, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE