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Title:Analysis of missile launchers part P; effects of random thrust
Author(s):Penrod, D.; Stippes, M.
Subject(s):Missile Launchers
Abstract:This report is concerned with an analysis of the statistical variation of the tip-off angle and angular velocity of a missile due to fluctuations in the thrust force. The single degree of freedom launcher model is employed, and the thrust function is assumed to be the sum of two functions, one of which is of constant form from launch to launch, and the other representing the random time-dependent fluctuations. Under these assumptions two variations in tip-off conditions are present, one due to the change from launch to launch in average value of thrust, and a second due to rapid time-dependent variations. Expressions are derived for the mean values and variances of the tip-off angle and velocity using some techniques of information theory.
Issue Date:1962-04
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 216
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Department of the Army, Rock Island Arsenal, DA-11-070-508-ORD-593, ORD Proj No. 517-01-002, CMS Code 55-30. 11. 577
Rights Information:Copyright 1962 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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