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