Accession Number : ADD002066

Title :   Method and System for Computing Altitude Over a Target and the Horizontal Range Thereof.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,Donald J

Report Date : 18 Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to bomb delivery computations, and more particularly to the determination of the altitude over a target and the horizontal range thereof. The advent of airborne digital computers, such as the AN/AYK-8, has made it possible to eliminate the effects of both terrain roughness and errors in target altitude above mean sea on bomb release computations. This can be done by computing altitude over the target, rather than using a raw sensor output.

Descriptors :   *Bombing computers, *Slant range, *Computations, *Patents, Altimeters, Radar mapping, Altitude, Range(Distance)

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE