Accession Number : ADD005976

Title :   An Inertial Guidance System for Vertically Launched Missiles Without Roll Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Licata, William H

Report Date : 25 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An electronic guidance system which when provided with a set of target position coordinates prior to launch, calculates the missile position and velocity in an inertially fixed coordinate system during flight. All inertial coordinate system variables are defined by a three axis orthorganal coordinate system centered on the target position. This guidance system functions without an active roll control by continuously pointing the velocity vector of the missile towards the target position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *INERTIAL GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILES, COMPUTATIONS, VELOCITY, POSITION(LOCATION)

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE