Determination of the rate of roll of pilotless aircraft research models by means of polarized radio waves

Orville R. Harris
naca-tn-2023
Feb 1950


A method is presented for determining the rate of roll of free-flight aerodynamic models by means of polarized radio waves. A discussion of the technique used and a description of the equipment are included. The discussion shows that through the use of this technique the direction of roll, as well as zero roll, is uniquely determined.

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