Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1982

Degree Name

Doctor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Stanley S. Reisman

Second Advisor

Joseph J. Padalino

Third Advisor

Marshall Chuan Yung Kuo

Fourth Advisor

Walter M. Gilbert


A method has been developed for solving practical problems which can be expressed in terms of physical geometry. These problems often involve combining directional information observed by remotely located sensors reported in their own respective local coordinate systems. To transform this information into a common coordinate system, the attitude of the sensors must be measured with respect to this common coordinate system.