Accession Number : AD0465574

Title :   TRAJECTORY DETERMINATION WITH LIMITED DATA FROM A SINGLE OBSERVING SITE.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Patton, R. B., Jr.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In certain field operations, it becomes essential to rapidly compute approximate trajectory data with limited input information. Computing methods are outlined for the determination of missile trajectories assuming parabolic motion in a plane. Condition equations are derived from four observations of the trajectory while the missile is in free flight above the effective atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), DETERMINATION, EQUATIONS, FLIGHT PATHS, RANGE(DISTANCE), TIME, VELOCITY, ERRORS, EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, POSITION FINDING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE