Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

50, 4, pp. 967-973, Warsaw 2012

Analysis of the guiding of bombs on ground targets using a gyroscope system

Konrad Stefański, Zbigniew Koruba
This paper discusses the possibility of using a bomb flight control system in the form of a rapidly rotating heavy rotor jointly suspended in its body. Forced deflections of the rotor axis (gyroscope) in relation to the body axis generate torques, which change the direction of bomb flight and its guiding on the target. Some results of simulations are presented in a graphical form.
Keywords: bomb; gyroscope; guiding