Accession Number:

AD0672007

Title:

MOTION PARAMETERS FROM SCATTERING MATRIX MEASUREMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE