Missileborne Computer (Mechanical)
Materiel test procedure
ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Because of missile accuracy and weight restrictions, most mathematical operations are performed by electro-mechanical or electronic components. The most common mechanical computer element is the ball and disk integrator coupled to a differential. This component is used in inertially guided missiles to integrate acceleration signals to give velocity and velocity inputs to compute displacement. The operation of the ball and disk integrator is discussed. Pertinent characteristics such as accuracy and repeatability of missile borne computers are tested.
- Guided Missiles
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems