Accession Number : AD0437999


Title :   GRAVITATIONAL SMOOTHING,


Corporate Author : RANGE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS OFFICE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX


Personal Author(s) : Green,Robert E.


Report Date : FEB 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : A method of using the acceleration due to gravity to improve range and range rate measurements by the method of least squares is presented. A method of determining radial acceleration from the calculation of gravitational acceleration is included. Some of the limitations of the gravitational smoothing technique are enumerated. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*RANGE FINDING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD), (*ACCELERATION, RANGE FINDING), POLYNOMIALS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, GRAVITY, TRACKING, DOPPLER RADAR, VECTOR ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE