Accession Number : ADA019941

Title :   Effects of Certain Configuration Parameters on a Particular Air to Air Interceptor Missile with Optimal Guidance.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Russak,I. Bert

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : During the summer of 1973 at the request of the Naval Missile Center, Pt Mugu, CA, the author initiated a study to determine how much potential performance limits could be improved for a conceptual air to air interceptor missile through the use of a variable thrust engine together with optimal guidance techniques. Significant improvements in performance were achieved in the sense of reducing time to intercept. The present work extends those results by showing the sensitivity of this improvement to configuration changes such as the inclusion of aerodynamic surfaces and thrust-impulse level changes to the missile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air to air missiles, *Solid propellant rocket engines, *Thrust vector control systems, Thrust, Specific impulse, Guided missile trajectories, Aerial Targets, Interception, Interceptors, Time, Reduction, Turning flight, Aerodynamic forces, Flight speeds, Guided missile models, Differential equations, Aerodynamic control surfaces, Strakes, Aerodynamic configurations, Guidance, Optimization

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE