Accession Number : AD0687215

Title :   ANALYSIS OF AN OPTICAL POSITION DETERMINING DEVICE (SYSTEM 6.1).

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date : 22 AUG 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The particular system under consideration takes sightings on Earth and Moon, measures the angles between these sightings and its attitude reference, and then, with a priori knowledge of the Earth-Moon distance calculates its position in a coordinate system.

Descriptors :   (*SPACE FLIGHT, CELESTIAL GUIDANCE), (*LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), DIRECTION FINDING, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MIDCOURSE GUIDANCE, TERMINAL GUIDANCE

Subject Categories : Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE