On Automatic Internal and External Control of Long Range Rockets

  • J. M. J. Kooy


A principle design is indicated for automatic control of a long range rocket. During the powered flight the rocket is steered by an automatic pilot mounted in the vehicle, according to a prescribed program of motion. If this automatic pilot operates in the right way, the rocket describes its orbit without external intervention. Besides this internal control, the rocket is supervised by a terrestrial station which by radio signals automatically interferes as soon as the rocket deviates from the prescribed orbit, guiding the rocket again into this required trajectory.


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  1. 1.
    J. M. J. Kooy, Principle Electronic Scheme for Automatic Pilot of Long Range Rocket. De Ingenieur (‘s-Gravenhage) 65, No. 20 (1953).Google Scholar
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    J. M. J. Kooy, Gyroscopes. De Ingenieur (‘s-Gravenhage) 66, No. 17 (1954).Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. J. Kooy
    • 1
  1. 1.BredaHolland

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