ballistic trajectory


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ballistic trajectory

[bə′lis·tik trə′jek·tə·rē]
(mechanics)
The trajectory followed by a body being acted upon only by gravitational forces and resistance of the medium through which it passes.

ballistic trajectory

ballistic trajectory
Ballistic trajectory
The trajectory of a body after the propulsive force is terminated and only gravity and aerodynamic drag act upon the body.
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Based on the comparison of the ballistic trajectory data before and after filtering, it can be seen that the precision of the measurement data is further improved, which can provide more accurate and reliable basic data for engineering applications.
(63) The CSM would not follow the standard ballistic trajectory
The cross-range measures the ability of the CAV to maneuver and vary from a standard ballistic trajectory after its release from its launch vehicle.
"The system developed will measure all relevant physical phenomena that influence the ballistic trajectory and rapidly calculate and display the offset aim point and confidence metric in the shooter's riflescope," according to DARPA documents.
As the round follows its ballistic trajectory, the GPS receiver provides the round's current location and flight pattern.
For the second flight, planned for 14 March, a two-stage Terrier Orion sounding rocket will send the 105kg (231lb), 2.5m (8.1ft)-long, conical-shaped experimental vehicle into a ballistic trajectory. Speed on re-entry is expected to reach Mach 7.2.
For high-speed imaging of ballistic trajectory characterisation, Doppler radar equipment might be on the way out, as Specialised Imaging has developed a technique that allows engineers to correlate high-speed video data with 3D visualisation and measurement.
Superman, who qualifies as a post-Classic Perseus, also dropped out of the sky when he survived a ballistic trajectory from his home planet, Krypton.
It is true Premier Reticles and a few other folks have been installing holdover dots for particular cartridges and ballistic trajectory for several years prior to this, but the rush to more elaborate holdover bars is a relatively new phenomenon.
The round has no wings; it flies its ballistic trajectory, but turns into a smart bullet only when it gets close to the target, he explained.
The missile did not fly a ballistic trajectory, but a much flatter one (peak altitude of 120 km at 400 km range) with a few sharp direction changes.
Conventional aircraft would have to approach in a low-altitude flight profile followed by a steep climb to toss the bomb in a ballistic trajectory. The BLU-109/B was developed in record time by the Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Sunnyvale, California.