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Analysis of Flight Trajectory Characteristics of Ballistic Missiles Considering Effects of Drag Forces
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Analysis of Flight Trajectory Characteristics of Ballistic Missiles Considering Effects of Drag Forces
Kim, Jiwon; Kwon, Yong Soo;
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This paper analyzed flight trajectory characteristics of ballistic missiles considering effects of drag forces. It is difficult to intercept ballistic missiles which fly over atmosphere with supersonic speeds and small radar cross section (RCS). In particular, the velocities in the phases of boost and terminal are changed significantly due to the steep variation of the drag force. Therefore, in order to build up a successful ballistic missile defense systems, the effects of the drag forces should be considered in the analysis of ballistic missile trajectory characteristics. In this point of view, this work analyzed the effects of drag forces and derived the flight trajectory characteristics of Scud B, C and Nodong missiles. Model of the ballistic missile flight trajectory is considered the effects of Coriolis and centrifugal forces, and specifications of the missiles are open sources.
Ballistic missile;Flight trajectory;Drag force;Ballistic missile defense system;
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