Accession Number : AD0717823

Title :   Rocket Homing,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Simakov,E.

Report Date : 18 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Homing systems have received widespread acceptance use in hitting small moving targets. The coordinator is its principle element. It automatically and continuously determines target deviation from the rocket axis and produces electrical signals proportional to the displacement angles. The target itself, possessing the ability to emit or reflect electromagnetic waves, serves as a signal source for the coordinator. But this is still insufficient. In order for the coordinator to distinguish the target from surrounding background, the target must have contrasting properties, i.e., it must differ from the background in certain of its physical properties it should either better reflect electromagnetic energy or emit more of it. For example, airplanes, ships, and tanks of metal construction reflect radio waves well and possess radio contrast in comparison with nonmetallic objects; also many military objects can be a source of infrared emissions, i.e., there is a heat contrast. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HOMING DEVICES, *ROCKETS), HEAT HOMING, LIGHT HOMING, RADAR HOMING, LASERS, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, TARGET ACQUISITION, SURFACE TARGETS, AERIAL TARGETS, USSR

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE