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Projectile orientation measurement during flight and just before impact

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Author: Carton, E.P. · Diederen, A.M.
Publisher: TNO
Source:29th International Symposium on Ballistics, Edinburgh International Conference Center, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-13 May 2016, 199-208
Identifier: 535772
Keywords: Ballistics · Observation, Weapon & Protection Systems · EBP - Explosions, Ballistics & Protection · TS - Technical Sciences


The angle between the line-of-fire and the rotation axis of a projectile is called the yaw angle. For fin and spin stabilized projectiles the yaw angle changes continuously during flight. Normally the yaw of a projectile is measured by orthogonal flash imaging of the projectile. However, this method provides only the yaw at a certain position, often at a certain distance