Expressions for the Total Yaw Angle
Technical Report,01 Jun 2016,31 Jul 2016
U.S. Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground, United States
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The total yaw angle is the angle between the velocity and symmetry axis of a projectile. The total yaw angle can be related to the pitch and yaw angles through a widely available expression. Recently, we needed the total yaw angle and attempted to derive that expression as an exercise. We obtained a different, and seemingly contradictory, expression instead. The 2 expressions are actually equivalent, which we demonstrate.