Accession Number : AD0164745

Title :   Inertial Line of Sight Guidance System for Free Falling Bodies.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brodik,D. M.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent application relates to an inertial line of sight guidance system for free falling bodies using three axis gyroscopes and having movable control surfaces including an accelerometer triad to directly measure accelerations normal to the flight path. It contains an autopilot subsystem to combine the signals from the gyroscopes and accelerometers with constant factors to provide an accurate line of flight to a designated target.

Descriptors :   *Free fall, *Inertial guidance, Patents, Strapped down systems, Gyroscopes, Line of sight

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE