A HELIOGRAPHIC ATTITUDE RECORDER FOR MISSILES

W. B. Klemperer

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Abstract: The trajectories of aircraft or flying missiles can be fairly well reconstructed from the records of theodolites tracking them by optical sight or radar. It is more diffcult, however, to obtain a history of the attitude of the object in flight. Nevertheless, knowledge of the attitude history is often desirable to explain some seemingly erratic behavior of either the missile or some of the measurements taken of it. While this is perhaps not strictly in the province of the Science of Navigation, the methods and some results of missile attitude measurements are of interest beyond their immediate purpose.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 3
Pages: 49 - 53
Cite this article: Klemperer, W. B., "A HELIOGRAPHIC ATTITUDE RECORDER FOR MISSILES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1949, pp. 49-53.
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