Accession Number : ADD003976

Title :   Motion Sensor for Spinning Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Platus,Daniel H

Report Date : 31 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A sensor system that measures flight motions with respect to a classical Euler angle system of coordinates by aligning itself with the plane of total angle of attack via a pendulum mass. The system permits a simple determination of lift and drag for a spinning vehicle at angle of attack whereby the measurements are used as inputs to a flight control system to control the motions of the spinning vehicle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Reentry vehicles, *Spinning(Motion), *Detectors, Flight control systems, Pendulums, Euler angles, Angle of attack, Sideslip

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE