APPROACH GUIDANCE TO CIRCULAR FLIGHT PATHS

A novel technique for guiding an aircraft from a distant point to a given circular orbit over a fixed ground area is presented. The avionic system required to perform this guidance would consist of a sensor which tracks a ground reference point to give pointing data in aircraft coordinates, and vertical and directional gyros to give bank and heading information.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Kishi, F H
    • Pfeffer, I
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol 8 No 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM