MOTION PARAMETERS FROM SCATTERING MATRIX MEASUREMENTS
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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Previous efforts to derive motion parameters from monostatic scattering matrix data have been limited by mathematical complexity. An account of these efforts is given. Then a proposed method is described for the case of precession, which allows the simplicity of a geometric approach and avoids approximation in its concept. This method is formulated as a minimization problem with only three of the precession parameters as the arguments. The basic idea is to find a cone on which the spacing of successive positions of the body axis shall be the dynamically correct spacing. Then the two remaining parameters are easily evaluated.
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