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The Smoke-Trail Method for Obtaining Detailed Measurements of the Vertical Wind Profile for Application to Missile-Dynamic-Response Problems

by Robert M. Henry ... [et al.]
Format
Book; Government Document; Online; EBook
Published
Washington, [D.C.] : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1961.
Language
English
Series
NASA Technical Note
Summary
Detailed measurements of the vertical profile of the wind are urgently needed for studies of the response of rising missiles, but conventional wind-measuring systems cannot provide the accuracy and detail required over the necessary range of altitudes. A method is presented for obtaining a detailed, accurate profile over a large altitude range. The method utilizes photogrammetric measurement of successive positions of the trail of an ascending rocket. Construction of a rocketborne smoke generator is discussed and the photography, film reading, and data-reduction procedures are described. The accuracy of the method is examined and error equations are derived. Finally, some examples of wind profiles measured by this method are shown, and their implications for missile response are indicated.
Description
45 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Document ID: 20040008215.
  • "NASA TN D-976."
  • "Langley Research Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va."
  • "October 1961."
  • Cover title.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-31).
Series Statement
NASA technical note ; D-976
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