Performance of a Smart Direct Fire Projectile Using a Ram Air Control Mechanism

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Siddharth Chandgadkar, Mark Costello, Bertrand Dano, James Liburdy, Deborah Pence

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 124(4), 606-612 (Dec 16, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1514666 History: Received June 01, 2001; Revised May 01, 2002; Online December 16, 2002
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Ram air control mechanism schematic
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Projectile position coordinate definition
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Projectile orientation definition
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Ram air cavity flow schematic
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Cross range versus range
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Pitch angle versus time
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Total velocity versus time
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Angle of attack versus time
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Y Ram air force versus time
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Z Ram air force versus time
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Dispersion for a 3-mm diameter controlled ram air orifice versus an uncontrolled free flight configuration (uncontrolled dispersion radius=1.6 m, controlled dispersion radius=0.04 m)
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Effect of orifice diameter on dispersion radius (sensor bias and noise equal zero).
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Dispersion radius versus sensor bias and noise




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