Accession Number : ADA318781

Title :   Slid Fire Control System Integrated Sensor Suite,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP DULUTH GA AUTONETICS MISSILES SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fraser, Ben S.

PDF Url : ADA318781

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Rockwell International Corporation has been developing a small, autonomous, active self defense system over the past four years under IR&D and government contract. One element of this system is a fully integrated fire control system that, in a small package, contains a full sensor suite for threat warning, tracking, and designation of threat missiles and projectiles Rockwell, under contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is developing an integrated system for defending armored vehicles and high-value military assets against threats such as guided missiles, artillery projectiles, and mortar rounds. This system, designated SLID for Small, Low-cost Interceptor Device, consists of a Threat Warning System (TWS), a Fire Control System (FCS), one or more 4-barrel launchers, and a complement of hit-to-kill interceptors which destroy the threat missile or projectile with kinetic energy at impact. One application is the defense of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and the artist's rendering shown as figure 1 illustrates the system in action defending a Bradley against a Soviet AT-6 missile. In the figure, the threat is being designated with a high pulse repetition frequency (prf) laser which is also performing ranging and autotrack functions. The rolling airframe interceptor, which is four inches in diameter and 21 inches long, uses a strapdown laser seeker to home on the threat via reflected laser energy, maneuvers by use of high impulse divert thrusters, and intercepts at standoff ranges of 100 to 300 meters. Axial propulsion is provided by a short-burn rocket motor which boosts the interceptor to a velocity of 260 meters/second.

Descriptors :   *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILES, FUNCTIONS, HIGH FREQUENCY, ROLL, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, CONTRACTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, IMPACT, LOW COSTS, THREATS, PROJECTILES, ENERGY, TRACKING, REFLECTION, LASERS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, PULSE RATE, MORTAR AMMUNITION, PULSES, KINETIC ENERGY, AIRFRAMES, COMBAT VEHICLES, HOMING DEVICES, INTERNATIONAL, STRAPPED DOWN SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTORS, THRUSTERS, ARMORED VEHICLES, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, WARNING SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC TRACKING.

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE