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Accuracy improvement capability of advanced projectile based on course correction fuze concept.

Elsaadany A, Wen-jun Y - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Bottom Line: The simulation results show that the impact accuracy of a conventional projectile using these course correction modules can be improved.The drag ring brake is found to be highly capable for range correction.On the other hand, the canard based-correction fuze is found to have a higher effect on the projectile drift by modifying its roll rate.

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Affiliation: Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China.

ABSTRACT
Improvement in terminal accuracy is an important objective for future artillery projectiles. Generally it is often associated with range extension. Various concepts and modifications are proposed to correct the range and drift of artillery projectile like course correction fuze. The course correction fuze concepts could provide an attractive and cost-effective solution for munitions accuracy improvement. In this paper, the trajectory correction has been obtained using two kinds of course correction modules, one is devoted to range correction (drag ring brake) and the second is devoted to drift correction (canard based-correction fuze). The course correction modules have been characterized by aerodynamic computations and flight dynamic investigations in order to analyze the effects on deflection of the projectile aerodynamic parameters. The simulation results show that the impact accuracy of a conventional projectile using these course correction modules can be improved. The drag ring brake is found to be highly capable for range correction. The deploying of the drag brake in early stage of trajectory results in large range correction. The correction occasion time can be predefined depending on required correction of range. On the other hand, the canard based-correction fuze is found to have a higher effect on the projectile drift by modifying its roll rate. In addition, the canard extension induces a high-frequency incidence angle as canards reciprocate at the roll motion.

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Wind speed and direction versus altitude.
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fig4: Wind speed and direction versus altitude.

Mentions: The Earth's atmosphere generally fosters air velocity perturbations that can significantly modify the trajectory of a projectile. It is common to separate the atmospheric air velocity perturbations into steady and turbulence components, typically called mean wind and atmospheric turbulence, respectively. The atmospheric wind model in the current work is adopted based on a real recorded data that had been used in this work [16]. Figure 4 shows a recorded data for wind speed (in m/s) and direction (in degrees) as a function of altitude.


Accuracy improvement capability of advanced projectile based on course correction fuze concept.

Elsaadany A, Wen-jun Y - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Wind speed and direction versus altitude.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: Wind speed and direction versus altitude.
Mentions: The Earth's atmosphere generally fosters air velocity perturbations that can significantly modify the trajectory of a projectile. It is common to separate the atmospheric air velocity perturbations into steady and turbulence components, typically called mean wind and atmospheric turbulence, respectively. The atmospheric wind model in the current work is adopted based on a real recorded data that had been used in this work [16]. Figure 4 shows a recorded data for wind speed (in m/s) and direction (in degrees) as a function of altitude.

Bottom Line: The simulation results show that the impact accuracy of a conventional projectile using these course correction modules can be improved.The drag ring brake is found to be highly capable for range correction.On the other hand, the canard based-correction fuze is found to have a higher effect on the projectile drift by modifying its roll rate.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China.

ABSTRACT
Improvement in terminal accuracy is an important objective for future artillery projectiles. Generally it is often associated with range extension. Various concepts and modifications are proposed to correct the range and drift of artillery projectile like course correction fuze. The course correction fuze concepts could provide an attractive and cost-effective solution for munitions accuracy improvement. In this paper, the trajectory correction has been obtained using two kinds of course correction modules, one is devoted to range correction (drag ring brake) and the second is devoted to drift correction (canard based-correction fuze). The course correction modules have been characterized by aerodynamic computations and flight dynamic investigations in order to analyze the effects on deflection of the projectile aerodynamic parameters. The simulation results show that the impact accuracy of a conventional projectile using these course correction modules can be improved. The drag ring brake is found to be highly capable for range correction. The deploying of the drag brake in early stage of trajectory results in large range correction. The correction occasion time can be predefined depending on required correction of range. On the other hand, the canard based-correction fuze is found to have a higher effect on the projectile drift by modifying its roll rate. In addition, the canard extension induces a high-frequency incidence angle as canards reciprocate at the roll motion.

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Related in: MedlinePlus