Accession Number : AD0804077

Title :   STANDARD LAUNCH VEHICLE-1B WIND CORRECTION PROGRAM (WINDCOR).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb-Jun 66,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Kane, Jackie J. ; Kamm, John M., Jr

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This report concerns the problem of wind effects on a spinning, unguided vehicle during the first few seconds of flight. AFSWC has written a digital computer program that will evaluate wind profiles at launch and will calculate a launcher setting that will compensate for these wind effects on this type of missile. The last four launchers in the Standard Launch Vehicle-1B program used this wind-compensation program with complete success. Each vehicle met the important objective of flying within a designated corridor established by Range Safety and into an area in space designated by the experimenter. Based on the results achieved, the authors feel that the method of approach used in solving the wind effects problem is valid for other unguided vehicles of similar configuration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAUNCH VEHICLES, WIND), SPINNING(MOTION), AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SURFACES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, RANGE(DISTANCE), SAFETY, PAYLOAD, INSTRUMENTATION, BOOSTER ROCKETS, SECOND-STAGE MOTORS, THIRD STAGE ENGINES, FOURTH STAGE ENGINES, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, LOW ALTITUDE, FLIGHT TESTING, ERRORS, SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, FINS.

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE