Guidance Definition and 34 Discussions

Missile guidance refers to a variety of methods of guiding a missile or a guided bomb to its intended target. The missile's target accuracy is a critical factor for its effectiveness. Guidance systems improve missile accuracy by improving its Probability of Guidance (Pg).These guidance technologies can generally be divided up into a number of categories, with the broadest categories being "active," "passive" and "preset" guidance. Missiles and guided bombs generally use similar types of guidance system, the difference between the two being that missiles are powered by an onboard engine, whereas guided bombs rely on the speed and height of the launch aircraft for propulsion.

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  1. J

    Studying Basic guidance

    Hello, recently I have been looking into colleges and I'd just like someone who has some experience to give some ideas! Thank you in advance for any responses! A bit of background. I am 18, turning 19 in June and I would say I am a gifted person when it comes to learning. I love to learn and...
  2. M

    Programs Physics or mathematics degree?

    Hi, currently I am having a dilemma trying to decide whether I want to do a 4 year Msci in physics or mathematics. I am about to finish a degree in computer science I had started when I was 13 or 14 with the open university. Although, I still want to go to a real university for mathematics or...
  3. John Vance

    Physics Guidance for postgrad in radiation physics.

    Hi, I’m currently at college for my B.S. in physics and I’m working toward my minor in bio. My original goal was to go for a B.S. in physics and then through the program offered by my school, get a M.S. in engineering. However, I had a change in heart beginning of last semester and dropped the...
  4. J

    Studying Learning Math/Physics with ADHD

    I have ADHD and some comorbid disorders as well which I'm trying to get treated for. I've just done my first semester of undergrad in physics and I've done pretty terribly; I got distracted a lot of times, didn't know how to manage my time or organize my work, and when I did study math/physics...
  5. W

    Other Back to school for pure mathematics?

    Hi, So I am currently a mechanical engineer working in aerospace designing and testing different interior assemblies, video arms, meal tables, etc. For a while now I have been thinking that this field is just not up my alley. I probably use Creo for about 80% of my time while the other 20% I am...
  6. C

    Other Physics EE (Extended Essay) Advice: Conservation of momentum

    I am not sure if I am at the right place and I hope that I am... For my EE I want to do an investigation on something related to pool table and games so it will definitely be related to momentum. And one of the common techniques in pool games is that the player aims the ball on the rail of the...
  7. ajay.05

    How can I master physics?

    Hello everyone, and first of all I would like to clarify that I don't think I'm asking a regular "how do people do physics" out of frustration. I am really interested in physics and I've joined a university for my Under Grad Physics course, and I want to go beyond what my course teaches. Is...
  8. Q

    Studying How should I prepare for a computational science masters?

    Hi I am a computer science undergraduate planning to do a master's degree in computational science(scientific computing) winter 2018. Since I have a bachelor's degree in computer science, I want to prepare before I apply for a degree. As of now I am following basic mathematics from A level...
  9. pairofstrings

    Job Skills Artificial Intelligence

    Hello. I am looking for guidance. I have been working in software industry for about eight years now. I see that the trend is moving towards making a machine intelligent. I want to be part of this trend and move forward. My questions is: What skills do I need to become part of this era of...
  10. A

    Admissions Rejected from everywhere. What next?

    I am in my final semester of my undergraduate career so like many others in my position I applied to a handful of graduate programs for the fall semester. I figured I had a really good chance at getting in due to the fact that I've got a 4.0, I scored in the top 10 percent on the PGRE, I have...
  11. aOe

    Engineering What Kind of jobs are Engineering Physicists currently in?

    Hello All, I'ma recently graduated physicist engineer (or physical engineer, I'm not sure how to say it in English) from Colombia, right now I'm looking for a job in order to save some money for my master degree and I would like to know the experiences of more experimented physicist engineers...
  12. risp

    Schools Which of these 4 colleges has better a better physics program?

    I got accepted for the 3-2 course in the following colleges: Knox Earlham Suny Geneseo Ohio Wesleyan University I want to do B.A in physics.So which school is better?
  13. W

    Physics How to go about pursuing career in theoretical physics

    I am a year 1 University Physics student and am interested in pursuing a career (if i make the cut) in theoretical physics (in particle physics/cosmology). The thing is, I know precious little about this field (but enough to get the brain juices flowing) hence the following queries: a) What is...
  14. risp

    Courses 3-2 engineering

    I am currently a high school student with the SAT score of 1230/1600( i know it's really bad) due to which I can not get into any good university so should I apply for 3-2 engineering programs? I am also not sure which engineering to do so it will also give me time to think. So can you guys...
  15. Biscuit

    Signing up for the draft

    Ok so I'm kind of concerned here. I turned 18 May 19th this year and I just learned about the importance of signing up for the draft within a month of your birthday. Am I just screwed on some scholarships now or is there any way to fix this.
  16. Alexswash

    Schools HS Senior seeking advice for university studies :)

    Well hello there, My name is Alex, I'm a belgian high school student (currently going to start my senior year), and I'm 17. I love this forum, it helps me a lot when I need an info about physics, the physics major and the jobs associated with physics. I joined this forum because I myself...
  17. jley18

    I bet my friend I could design a circuit with no background

    Hey everyone! This is my first post here so take it easy on me! Before I get into the circuit I'll give a little backstory here. I'm a business student at a US college right now and I have a good friend who is a Biomedical engineering student. We were arguing about whether or not I would be...
  18. S

    How do you know if you're smart enough for engineering?

    Some background: I just finished my second year in college. Currently majoring in architecture and realizing more and more each day that this might not be what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have a love/hate relationship with the schoolwork itself, but after working for an architect...
  19. ramzerimar

    Courses As a MechE, which path should I follow for robotics?

    I'm now at my sophomore year in college, studying Mechanical Engineering. When I chose this field, I was interested in things like aircrafts and my main goal was working in the aerospace industry. This interest has shifted towards control systems/robotics since then. I started dealing with...
  20. T

    Engineering Mechanical, Civil, or Nuclear Engineering?

    Hey everyone, I need some help choosing what Engineering program I should pursue. I'm in grade 12 right now and conflicted which engineering is the best in terms of job market, salary, and overall. The Engineering programs I'm considering are; Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and...
  21. Shriraam Prabu

    Auto track using Kinematic model

    Hi, I'm trying to implement an auto track guidance system for ground vehicles (Eg Tractors), I'm using Matlab and Simulink. I'm at a point where I can calculate heading errors. I'm not too sure how to calculate the lateral errors. Also, I need help in designing the controller. I'm using...
  22. Angel Penaflor

    Math or Physics

    I can't decide what should I study math or physics. I'm not asking you to decided for me (obviously), I'm just asking you what do you like about math or physics and why? In my opinion (and I know I don't understand it yet) one of the most interesting things in physics is String Theory and laser...
  23. N

    Why do I keep messing up on my math exams?

    I don't understand how I am doing so badly right now. I am at University studying Calculus one and I just got my first exam back and I did not do well. I went over the practice exams with a tutor and studied the day before the exam extensively. Maybe I should have started earlier. Could someone...
  24. P

    Suggestion of a topic for a Statistical Mechanics project

    Hi friends, I have to do a semester project (analytic, computational, or both) for my second course in Statistical Physics - a graduate level course with great emphasis on phase transitions. It will be graded just 15% of the final grade (so, it is not necessary to elaborate exhaustively) and it...
  25. M

    Academic Guidence- Considering Gradschool

    Hello! I am new to the forum. Actually, I enrolled in the forum because of this question... It's been eating me for a while now. So I'll give you some background on my (convoluted) educational path. I started college undecided, then switch to a preprofessional chemistry path with hopes of...
  26. Luminescent

    Other Research paper

    Hello everyone, Can anyone assist me with the following; I have derived some very interesting cosmological quantities within regard to radiation as it moves through space. I am looking for someone trustworthy who can help me verify my work and point me in the right direction without claiming...
  27. Hunter Brandon

    How do I get started in computer science as a senior?

    I've always been interested in computer science and programming and have tried to learn the basics this past summer. It wasn't until my senior year that my school has offered a class dedicated to computer science. How should I prepare?
  28. Wesley Chambers

    Guidance in my quest for knowledge and understanding

    Hello Everyone, I am a young college student that just realized how little of an education I received growing up and attending school in Southern Mississippi. I won't say that it is entirely the fault of my teachers, as soon as I realized I could graduate while barely passing Algebra one I did...
  29. A

    Physics investigation guidance: Vibration of circular plate

    Hi, I have previously made a post in order to gain some insight in my rather out of control project. Long story short I am investigating vibration of a circular plate and its standing waves. After consultation at this forum I have been guided in the direction of acoustics and bessel functions...
  30. R

    How does one become Tony Stark? (the Engineer, not the Iron

    If you were starting with no applicable background, no engineering degree, nothing except for a lot of free time and a moderate amount of money to spend, how would you become Tony Stark? No limits on time, whether it's 6 months or 60 years, how would you go from Joe the VCR clock programmer to...
  31. A

    Studying Aerospace Engineering: A High School Senior's Dilemma

    Hi, I'm a high school senior and I was planning on studying Aerospace Engineering but my local university doesn't have it so I was opting to study ME and then move to a bigger uni where they have AE so I can get my masters degree there. Is that a good idea? Plus where would I work after I get my...
  32. sunshine1025

    Food Chemist vs. Chemical Engineer- Help!

    First, thank you for taking the time to read this. I need some guidance as I am inventing somewhat of a new edible product. Curious as to if someone can point me in the right direction for the type of chemist I should actually be looking for. At first I was under the impression that it would be...
  33. C

    Schools How out of luck am I for graduate school?

    Hi Guys, So I am in a pretty peculiar pickle, by the end of my junior year I will have completed all graduation requirements for both my majors (Physics and Mathematics) and all graduation requirements for the university to grant me my degree. I want to emphasize that I am not overloading on...
  34. Nietzsche_Keen

    Graduated No job yet. How can I stay current/relevant?

    First post in the forums. Looking forward to some great conversations. I took my ultimate exam for an A.A.S. in Instrumentation Technology, Electronics, and Bio-medical Equipment Repair Technology. I have an internship at a hospital SUPPOSEDLY scheduled to start in a month. I have plans to...