Accession Number:

AD0739911

Title:

Analysis of Kalman Filter Mechanizations for an Idealized Rocket Launch

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A study is performed to estimate various states of a vehicle launched from an idealized spherical, airless, nonrotating earth. A tracking radar measures slant range and elevation of the vehicle and yields an output which is corrupted by additive Gaussian noise. In addition, the vehicle is disturbed by a random specific force during its boost phase. Estimation of the vehicle states is done by two different Kalman Filter mechanizations which are linearized applications of the optimal theory. A Monte Carlo computer simulation is used to compare the performance of the two filter mechanizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE