Accession Number : AD0712685

Title :   DETERMINATION OF AIRCRAFT ORIENTATION BY AIRBORNE STELLAR PHOTOGRAPHY. PART I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS MAPPING AND CHARTING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Schreiter,Jesse B. ; Zechiel,Leon N.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The general method for the determination of the orientation of an aircraft in flight by means of stellar photographs is presented. The mathematical theory of the method is developed, and all necessary formulas and procedures for reducing the data are given. A general discussion of the necessary characteristics of a stellar camera for the task is given, together with principles for deriving specifications for the camera for various operating conditions. Requirements for auxiliary equipment and aids to star identification and measurement are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, PHOTOGRAPHY), (*AIRCRAFT, ATTITUDE INDICATORS), STARS, PHOTOGRAPHY, RESOLUTION, TRIANGULATION, STELLAR MAP MATCHING, LEVEL FLIGHT, STABILIZATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE