Accession Number : AD0779375

Title :   Unguided Rocket Impact Dispersion at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico and Utah Launch Complex, Green River, Utah.

Descriptive Note : Meteorological data rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Novlan,David J.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Impact dispersion data are presented for twenty-four unguided sounding rockets launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and the Utah Launch Complex at Green River, Utah, during the four-year period 1970-1973. Although dispersion data from 1965 forward could have been included in this report, the four-year period, 1970-1973, was chosen because of the more sophisticated impact prediction and measurement techniques utilized during this period. A scatter diagram is presented for each rocket showing the dispersion of each shot around the predicted impact point. Included on each diagram is the standard error of estimate (total and component form) for each rocket type, a mean algebraic bias in components, and the number of cases on which the calculations were based. All cases involving a known rocket malfunction were excluded from this study.

Descriptors :   *Sounding rockets, *Impact prediction, Rocket trajectories, Impact, Dispersions, Errors, Atmospheric sounding, Meteorological data

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Armor
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE