Accession Number:

AD0259865

Title:

AN INTRODUCTION TO INERTIAL GUIDANCE CONCEPTS FOR BALLISTIC MISSILES (A TUTORIAL REPORT)

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Various aspects of guidance and control for ballistic missiles are presented. A discussion of the required velocity vector is given with several examples based upon the flat earth model. Error analysis procedures involving inertial reference and measurement systems are treated in some detail. Missile steering techniques are approached in such a way that stability is not a problem. Procedures for insuring that the missile velocity will be controlled to the required velocity without payload loss penalties are given. This is accomplished by introducing trajectory-shaping functions that cause the guided ballistic missile to closely follow the nominal reference trajectory. The steering discussion initially assumes a point mass missile. Control system complications that result from actual missile dynamics are also treated.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE