Accession Number:

ADD010623

Title:

Guidance Computer.

Descriptive Note:

Patent

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

A digital computer for guiding the flight of a ballistic missile through the instrumentation of a Q Matrix. The computer may be described as being the digital counterpart of a mechanical differential analyzer in that is made up of a number of appropriately interconnected integrators which generate the solution of the particular equation or set of equations being solved. An initial value of velocity-to-be-gained is inserted into the computer and then by means of accelerometer outputs, multipliers, adders and integrators, samples of the missiles velocity are compared with the velocity-to-be gained to generate output signals to control or guide the trajectory of the missile during its powered flight. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE