Accession Number : AD0867297

Title :   A Computer Program for the Interception of a Re-Entry Body by a Ground-Launched Interceptor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Harris, E. Leroy ; Piper, Carolyn H.

Report Date : 26 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A computer program is described which calculates the trajectory of a ground-launched vehicle intercepting a maneuvering re-entry body. The motion is planar and proportional navigation is used. Allowance is made for the finite length of time it takes the data acquisition system to process the tracking data, and for the time lag between the demand for a new course and the response to that demand. The Fortran listing of the program and a sample calculation are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES), (*REENTRY VEHICLES, MANEUVERABILITY), (*ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, (*INTERCEPT TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), PROPORTIONAL NAVIGATION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, ACCELERATION, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE