Accession Number : AD0779634

Title :   Fluidic Roll Rate Control System for High Acceleration Terminal Homing Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 72-15 Apr 74,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA RE-ENTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Young,Robert W.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A technology study effort was conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of a Fluidic Roll Rate Control for High Acceleration Terminal Homing Missiles. The fluidic system developed under this contract contained a Laminar Angular Rate Sensor (LARS), laminar proportional gain block, turbulent proportional amplifier, digital logic elements, low pressure diaphragm amplifier, high pressure power interface valve, bi-directional variable thrust nozzles, cold gas supply, solid propellant warm gas generator, and pressure regulation system. The cold gas supply was used to power the fluidic components and to control the variable thrust nozzle's curtain and direction. A separate cold gas supply rather than the available warm gas generator supply was used because of the amount of contaminants in the gases derived from solid propellants. System and component requirement definition, component design and testing, major subsystems assembly and test, system integration and assembly into the missile housing, and system test and evaluation were accomplished under this contract. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Guided missiles, *Terminal homing, *Fluidics, Terminal guidance, Control, Roll, Gas generating systems, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE