Accession Number : AD0428002


Title :   ELECTRO-OPTICAL ATTITUDE MEASURING SYSTEM. A DESIGN STUDY.


Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA MOORESTOWN N J DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS


Report Date : Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : A design study is presented to investigate a method of electro-optically determining the attitude of a missile from lift-off to 50,000 feet. The attitude in terms of pitch, yaw, and roll is obtained from a single station by lasers illuminating two missile borne retroreflector packages. Each retroreflector package has as one of its components a Savart plate. The reflected radiation is returned to the receivers where the beams are separated and analyzed by a polarization sensitive system to determine polarization states induced at the Savart plates as the missile's attitude changes. (Author)


Descriptors :   LASERS , OPTICAL EQUIPMENT , DATA PROCESSING , RADIO ASTRONOMY , RANGE(DISTANCE) , ERRORS , INTERFERENCE , DETECTION , LIGHT , QUARTZ , ELECTROMAGNETIC PUMPS , REFLECTION , TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS , ELECTRIC TRIGGER CONTROLS , YAW , ROLL , GAIN , REFLECTORS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE