Accession Number : ADD010623

Title :   Guidance Computer.

Descriptive Note : Patent

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hall,E C ; Seward,H H ; Sabo,J D ; De Marco,V R ; Prisant,M B

Report Date : 20 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A digital computer for guiding the flight of a ballistic missile through the instrumentation of a Q Matrix. The computer may be described as being the digital counterpart of a mechanical differential analyzer in that is made up of a number of appropriately interconnected integrators which generate the solution of the particular equation or set of equations being solved. An initial value of velocity-to-be-gained is inserted into the computer and then by means of accelerometer outputs, multipliers, adders and integrators, samples of the missile's velocity are compared with the velocity-to-be gained to generate output signals to control or guide the trajectory of the missile during its powered flight. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Guidance computers, *Guided missile computers, *Integrators, Accelerometers, Guided missile trajectories, Guided missiles, Velocity, Circuit interconnections

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE