Accession Number : AD0261166

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF PHYSICAL PHENOMENA FOR SPACE NAVIGATION

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : STUBBS,H.E.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The physical phenomena which may be suitable sources of navigational information for space vehicles travelling within the solar system are studied, and the relationships between measure-niques tha are totally contained within the space vehicle. In particular, radar, and microwave measurements are excluded. The general plan divides the work in o three main tasks: the assembly of physical and astronomical data, mathematical analysis of the relationships between the navigational parameters and measurements of the phenomena, and study of instrumental limitations. MENTS OF THE PHENOMENA AND NAVIGATIONAL PARAMETERS ARE INVESTIGATED. The scope is limited to phenomena wniques tha are totally contained within the space vehicle. In particular, radar, and microwave measurements are excluded. The general plan divides the work in o three main tasks: the assembly of physical and astronomical data, mathematical analysis of the relationships between the navigational parameters and measurements of the phenomena, and study of instrumental limitations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CELESTIAL GUIDANCE, *LIGHT HOMING, *SPACE NAVIGATION, ASTRONOMY, ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, GUIDANCE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPTICS, PLANETS, SOLAR SYSTEM, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACECRAFT, STAR TRACKERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE