Accession Number : ADA317256

Title :   Electromagnetic Spectrum Selection for Missile Seekers, Tutorial.

Descriptive Note : State-of-the-Art-Review,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MODELING SIMULATION AND TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTE R HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s) : Chockley, J. H. ; Scott, Mark A.

PDF Url : ADA317256

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The implementation of an autonomous smart weapon system, such as surface/air-to-air or surface/air-to-ground missiles presents an engineering challenge to the system and seeker/sensor designers. This is due to a wide variety of targets, backgrounds, countermeasures, and weather conditions expected for each scenario. The seeker/sensor design requires engineering tradeoffs by the designers, such as size constraints, detection/tracking performance, and search volume to name a few. All of these tradeoffs tend to determine the selection of the electromagnetic spectrum by which the seeker/sensor will operate. Therefore, this document presents a tutorial on the electromagnetic spectrum selection for missile seekers.

Descriptors :   *HOMING DEVICES, *GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, *MULTISPECTRAL, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TRACKING, SEARCHING, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, ALL WEATHER, COUNTER COUNTERMEASURES, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE