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Intercept debris safety analysis and avoidance screening for ballistic missile intercept testing
Author(s): Joseph N. Mule; Darren S. McKnight
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the process by which the range safety of intercept tests are assessed. The methodology outlines procedures for consideration of the safety of space, airborne, and land fetures. A special emphasis is placed on the role of breakup models on the utility of the final result. Issues covered include determining hazards vs. avoidance zones, fragment propagation, the impact of breakup model fidelity or resulting simulations, and lethality limits for space/air/ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2813, Characteristics and Consequences of Orbital Debris and Natural Space Impactors, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256070
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph N. Mule, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Darren S. McKnight, Logicon R&D Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2813:
Characteristics and Consequences of Orbital Debris and Natural Space Impactors
Timothy D. Maclay; Firooz A. Allahdadi, Editor(s)

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