Accession Number : AD0701474

Title :   DETERMINATION OF THE ATTITUDE OF THE SKYLARK ROCKET FROM A CONICAL SCANNING SUN-SLIT AND MAGNETOMETERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Herbert,P. J.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Memorandum describes the determination of the attitude of the Skylark rocket, using a conical scanning sun-slit and an orthogonal array of magnetometers, at the time of a pulse from the sun-slit. There are two attitudes which satisfy the data. The correct solution must be chosen by appealing to other information e.g. continuity of the attitude motion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, VECTOR ANALYSIS), ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, MAGNETOMETERS, DETECTORS, SOLAR RADIATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE