BOOM: A Computer-Aided Engineering Tool for Exterior Ballistics of Smart Projectiles

Report No. ARL-CR-670
Authors: Mark Costello; Jonathan Rogers
Date/Pages: June 2011; 78 pages
Abstract: This report documents the theory and use of the BOOM computer program. BOOM is an exterior ballistics simulation program specifically designed to predict atmospheric flight of smart projectiles. The software contains a projectile dynamic model coupled to an open structure flight control system. The code can be run on PC, Unix, or Mac systems.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2011