Accession Number : ADA136219

Title :   Target Track and Stabilization for Manportable Direct Fire Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 30 Sep 80-30 Nov 81,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-HB HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Gentile,F ; Tutt,G

PDF Url : ADA136219

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : Tradeoff analyses were conducted to select an optimum method for tracking armored vehicles and stabilizing a laser beam for beamrider missile guidance, for a manportable infantry weapon. The optimum approach was found to be a two-axis gimbal-mounted infrared sensor and laser projector, with IR image autotrack and gyro stabilization. A breadboard example was built and tested, demonstrating the practicality and indicating expected performance of the recommended method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Infrared tracking, *Automatic tracking, *Laser guidance, *Antitank missiles, Surface to surface missiles, Laser beams, Gyro stabilizers, Beam rider trajectories, Line of sight, Gimbals, Infrared images, Image processing, Moving targets, Manportable equipment, Infantry, Trade off analysis, Antiarmor ammunition, Shoulder launched weapons, Stabilization systems, Optimization

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE