Physics of Direct Hit and Near Miss Warhead Technology, Volume 194
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
This book discusses direct hit technology in conjunction with a new class of warheads coined "near miss or direct hit warhead technology." These warheads utilize most of their entire volume and mass as damage mechanisms generating 10-30 times more mass deployed in the target's direction when compared with today's warheads. Most missiles and kill vehicles of today are direct hit only and do not contain a warhead mechanism. This book discusses the challenges of designing small lethality enhancement technologies that can be implemented on a direct hit kill vehicle. What makes anti-ballistic missile warhead design so difficult is that a designer must be able to design a warhead against many different tactical ballistic missile payloads. These payloads can vary from chemical submunitions to unitary high explosive to nuclear. More than 300 four-color illustrations graphically represent the trades that warhead designers perform in order to optimize hit to kill lethality.
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Introduction to Near Miss Warhead Technology
Introduction to Advanced Warhead Concept
Near Miss Warhead Concepts
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