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