Accession Number:

ADA123852

Title:

Remote Attitude Measurement Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ ELECTRONIC WARFARE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

A probablistic approach is developed to treat practical problems in physical geometry where the necessary data are measured by separated sensors. Remote measurement of the attitude of these sensors is necessary to transform directional information reported in the sensors own local coordinate system into its equivalent description in a common coordinate system. A technique is presented to determine the relative attitude of remotely located sensors based upon each sensor measuring the same set of two physical vectors. A physical vector represents a direction in space. Sensors measure physical vectors in terms of probablistic vectors. The attitude of the sensor is expressed in terms of a probablistic matrix. The engineering considerations for implementing a Remote Attitude Measurement, ReAtMent, system are presented including the development of an error budget necessary to insure that the ReAtMent system performs to the required accuracy.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE