Accession Number : AD0784376

Title :   Probability of Crashing for a Terrain-Following Missile.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cunningham,Edward P.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report deals with the derivation of a new expression for PC, the probability of crashing, for a terrain-following missile. It is compared with the older, commonly used expression for PC. In general, it gives more pessimistic results; i.e., the missile must fly higher in order to achieve a probability of not crashing equal to that obtained by the older method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Guided missiles, *Terrain following, *Flight control systems, Reliability, Terrain avoidance, Crashes, Probability, Altitude, Transfer functions

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE