Accession Number : AD0641011

Title :   NUMERICAL COMPUTATION OF THE DISTANCE FROM A POINT TO AN ELLIPSOID,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Celmins,A. ; Sacco,W.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A problem of current interest in weapon evaluation studies at the Ballistic Research Laboratories requires an efficient method for computing the distance from an arbitrary point in space to a given ellepsoid. Two techniques for performing the calculation are proposed in the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, *DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING), (*RANGE(DISTANCE), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), ELLIPSOIDS, GEOMETRY, BALLISTICS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE