Accession Number : ADA111796

Title :   Structural Considerations for the Recovery of Air-to-Air Missiles,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC MISSILE TEST CENTER POINT MUGU CA

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Arvid A

PDF Url : ADA111796

Report Date : 14 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The recovery of air-to-air missiles for training and evaluation is a cost and asset saving technique for consideration of the missile community. Cost, environmental, logistic, and physical constraints require decisions that complicate the structural designers task. Some considerations for design are discussed. An example showing possible trade-offs is given. A discussion of structural considerations is then followed by concluding statements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air to air missiles, Reusable equipment, Structural properties, Guided missile components, Recovery, Flight testing, Training ammunition, Structural analysis, Loads(Forces), Strength(Mechanics), Water entry, Parachutes

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE