Accession Number : AD1017203

Title :   Expressions for the Total Yaw Angle

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2016,31 Jul 2016

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground, United States

Personal Author(s) : Breech, Benjamin A

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The total yaw angle is the angle between the velocity and symmetry axis of a projectile. The total yaw angle can be related to the pitch and yaw angles through a widely available expression. Recently, we needed the total yaw angle and attempted to derive that expression as an exercise. We obtained a different, and seemingly contradictory, expression instead. The 2 expressions are actually equivalent, which we demonstrate.

Descriptors :   angles , projectiles , Pitch(Inclination) , symmetry , yaw , Velocity , elevation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE