Trajectory Reconstruction and Analysis Methodology. Mathematics and Guidelines for Program Implementation
FEDERAL ELECTRIC CORP VANDENBERG AFB CA PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS DEPT
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Optimal estimation techniques are applied to certain fundamental problems associated with ballistic missile testing. These problems include multiple vehicle trajectory reconstruction and performance analysis of metric, telemetry and vehicle subsystems. The mathematical background and guidelines for program implementation are provided for a recursive filtering and smoothing realization of the optimum linear estimator. Considerable emphasis is placed on efficient computation with minimal introduction of processing error. System considerations are applied to the aggregate tracking and estimation functions, and the optimum interface between tracking data collection and estimation data processing is identified.
- Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics