Vehicle axis system and terminology
Yaw, pitch, and roll
, also known as
, named afterPeter Guthrie Taitand , are a specific sequence of Euler anglesvery often
used in aerospace applications to define the relative orientation of avehicle.
The three angles specified in this formulation are defined as the roll angle,pitch angle, and yaw angle.
Consider an aircraft-body coordinate (ABC) system which isfixed to the vehicle (rotates and translates with the vehicle).
The origin of the ABC system is located at the vehicle's centerof gravity,
-axis points forward along some convenient reference line alongthe body,
-axis points to the right of the vehicle along the wing, and