Accession Number : AD0817584

Title :   BLUE GOOSE WIND CORRECTION ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 64-Mar 66,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Lynch, Urban H. DeH.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This report contains the techniques to develop accurate wind compensation for unguided vehicles. This work was performed by Space Systems Incorporated in conjunction with the Air Force Weapons Laboratory as a requirement for a new sounding rocket named the Blue Goose. Analytical results for arbitrary wind profiles indicate that the technique can correct the trajectory to within 0.2 degree dispersion. Inherent in the quoted trajectory accuracy is the need for accurate wind tunnel data (to include high angle of attack aerodynamics at low Mach number) for the vehicle and a proven six-degree-of-freedom trajectory calculation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, IMPACT PREDICTION), (*ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, WIND), EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, TRAJECTORIES, ANGLE OF ATTACK, WIND, ALTITUDE, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, RANGE(DISTANCE), LAUNCHING, ACCURACY, AZIMUTH, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, WEIGHT.

Subject Categories : Rockets
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE