COMPUTATION METHODS USED IN MID-COURSE AND TERMINAL GUIDANCE OF INSTRUMENTED INTERPLANETARY PROBES

P. R. Westlake

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Abstract: The starting point for the investigation of information=theorectic computation problems connected with mid-course and terminal guidance of instrumented interplanetary probes is the exploration of a typical final guidance problem. Some of the computational problems and a typical computer mechanization are considered. Though the guidance method used in this report is speculative in nature, it is also possible that some of the ideas contained within may be useful.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 4
Pages: 193 - 203
Cite this article: Westlake, P. R., "COMPUTATION METHODS USED IN MID-COURSE AND TERMINAL GUIDANCE OF INSTRUMENTED INTERPLANETARY PROBES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 1960-1961, pp. 193-203.
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