Research on Spiral Motion of Guided Projectiles Based on Flight Data
To investigate the realistic spiral motion of a spinning guided projectile, a novel analysis method based on flight data is proposed and further applied. A mathematical model of spiral motion is derived in body coordinate system firstly, and the procedures of the novel method are then described in detail. The spiral motion can be induced by non-zero velocity and rotation rate along the longitudinal axis with at least one non-zero velocity and rotation rate along transverse axes. In the case of non-zero velocities and rotation rates exerted along triple axes, it is observed that the spiral motion consists of single circular motion and double circular motion, and the spiral motion depends on both spinning rate and attitude angles of flight trajectory.
S. B. Zhang et al., "Research on Spiral Motion of Guided Projectiles Based on Flight Data", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 638-643, 2012