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I. INTRODUCTION
A. OBJECTIVES
B. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
1. Indirect Fire Trajectory
2. Accuracy of Artillery
a. Types of Firing Techniques
b. Types of Errors
C. STRUCTURE OF THESIS
II. THEORY OF TRAJECTORY IN ARTILLERY
A. BALLISTICS PHASES IN ARTILLERY
1. Internal Ballistics
2. Intermediate Ballistics
3. External Ballistics
4. Terminal Ballistics
B. EXTERNAL BALLISTICS
1. Stabilization of Projectiles
Figure 3. Body Forces on an Unstable Projectile [see ref. 8]
a. Types of Stabilization
Figure 4. Projectile with Fin Stabilization [see ref. 8]
b. Gyroscopic Effect in Spin Stabilized Projectiles
Figure 7. Precession of a Projectile Along its Trajectory
c. Spin Rate Effect
2. Drag on a Projectile
a. Zero Drag Environment
b. Aerodynamic Drag
c. Effects of Drag
3. Trajectory Due to Spinning Projectile
a. Gyroscopic Effect on Drift
b. Magnus Effect on Drift
Figure 12. Magnus Effect of a Rotating Body Looking from the Top
4. Coriolis Effect
2. Meteorological Effects
III. TRAJECTORY MODELS
A. ZERO DRAG MODEL
Figure 17. Trajectory of a Projectile in a Zero Drag Model
B. POINT MASS MODEL
1. Two Degree of Freedom Point Mass Model
2. Modified Point Mass Model
3. Three Degree of Freedom Point Mass Model
Figure 19. Relative Velocity of the Projectile
a. Drift due to the Wind
b. Drift due to Rotating Projectile Effects
IV. ERROR CALCULATIONS
A UNIT EFFECTS/PARTIAL DERIVATIVES
Figure 21. Range vs. Quadrant Elevation for Constant Muzzle Velocity
B PRECISION ERROR
1. Unit Effects in Precision Error
2 Error Budgets in Precision Error
C. MEAN POINT OF IMPACT ERROR
1. Unit Effects in MPI Error
2. Error Budgets in MPI Error
V. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
A. TRAJECTORY RESULTS
1. Discussion of the Trajectory Results
B. ACCURACY RESULTS
1. Discussion of Accuracy Results
b. Discussion in Unit Effects
Figure 28. Effects of Variation on the Unit Effect
c. Error Terms
Table 10. Error Terms for Deflection Error in PE
VI. CONCLUSION
APPENDIX I. SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION
A. FUNCTIONS OF THE SOFTWARE
B. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PROGRAM
C. SAMPLE INPUT /OUTPUT FILE
D. PROGRAM CODES – MAIN PROGRAM
E. PROGRAM CODES – TRAJECTORY M-FILE
F. PROGRAM CODES – ACOUSTIC M-FILE
G. PROGRAM CODES – MET M-FILE
H. PROGRAM CODES – DRAG_COEFF M-FILE
APPENDIX II. DRAG COEFFICIENT AND DRAG CURVE
LIST OF REFERENCES
INITIAL DISTRIBUTION LIST
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