Accession Number : ADP005873

Title :   Identification of Stability and Control Parameters of a Brilliant Ammunition,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Doherr, K.-F. ; Lehmann, G. ; Schilling, H.

Report Date : MAR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The efficient defense against armoured ground vehicles depends heavily on precisely delivered warheads. New terminal guided warheads are under development presently which improve the hit accuracy and therefore the effectiveness drastically. One example is EPHRAM which employs a sophisticated detection and control system in order to achieve optimal results. A considerable part of the development of a brilliant ammunition is spent on the determination of its aerodynamic and control characteristics. For EPHRAM static and dynamic wind tunnel experiments were performed. A recoverable instrumented version was developed for the validation of the concept and the identification of aerodynamic parameters and thrust interference effects from flight tests. (JES)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AERODYNAMICS, ARMOR, CONTROL, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DETECTION, DYNAMICS, EFFICIENCY, FLIGHT TESTING, GROUND VEHICLES, IDENTIFICATION, INTERFERENCE, OPTIMIZATION, PARAMETERS, STABILITY, TERMINAL GUIDANCE, THRUST, VALIDATION, WARHEADS, WIND TUNNEL TESTS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE