Design of New Attitude Measuring Method of Non-Spinning Projectile Based on Magnetic Sensors


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Because of the requirement of accurate measurement of projectile’s flying characteristics and limitations of the traditional attitude measuring methods, a new method based on three pairwise-orthogonal magnetic sensors only is presented for non-spinning projectiles. The characteristic ratio theory proposed in our earlier work is described in detail. In order to get the pitch angle with this theory, the mathematical relationship between magnetic sensors output and the theoretical extreme value is derived in this paper. Based on this relation, the extremum ratio method is expanded to be used in non-spinning projectiles. The measurement error of the attitude measuring method is also analyzed in theoy. At last, the simulation of the method is achieved under the given conditions to prove its effectiveness. The simulation experiment results indicate that the method is feasible and the calculating errors of the attitude angles are within ±1°.



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Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




C. Xiang et al., "Design of New Attitude Measuring Method of Non-Spinning Projectile Based on Magnetic Sensors", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 1825-1828, 2012

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November 2012




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