Accession Number : AD0437999

Title :   GRAVITATIONAL SMOOTHING,

Corporate Author : RANGE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS OFFICE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Green,Robert E.

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A method of using the acceleration due to gravity to improve range and range rate measurements by the method of least squares is presented. A method of determining radial acceleration from the calculation of gravitational acceleration is included. Some of the limitations of the gravitational smoothing technique are enumerated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RANGE FINDING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD), (*ACCELERATION, RANGE FINDING), POLYNOMIALS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, GRAVITY, TRACKING, DOPPLER RADAR, VECTOR ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE