Accession Number : AD0724296
Title : Smoothing and Differentiation of Tracking Data Taken Across Separation Impulse.
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA
Personal Author(s) : Frick,Charles H.
Report Date : MAY 1961
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : Data observed before and after 'separation', a sudden change in the force system, are used to estimate motion before, during and after 'separation'. Polynomial methods are used and since a single polynomial of low degree cannot reflect the physical phenomena of motion through separation three polynomials are used and chosen in such a way as to make position, velocity and acceleration continuous. This is done by assuming a constant acceleration before separation, an acceleration which is quadratic in time during separation, and another value of constant acceleration after separation. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, *CURVE FITTING), UNDERWATER ROCKETS, HOMING TORPEDOES, TRACKING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, POLYNOMIALS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE