Accession Number : ADD002946

Title :   Radial Arm Guidance Platform Tracker.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stripling,William W ; White,Harold V ; Hunter,Joe S

Report Date : 02 Mar 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a radial arm tracker with a constant drive ratio for use in monitoring the position of a guidance platform during the firing azimuth alignment phase. One end of the radial arm is mounted to the rotor of an encoder and a telescope is pivotally mounted at the free end of the radial arm through a constant ratio drive system to a stator of an encoder. The stator of the encoder is coupled to a north seeking device. The missile firing azimuth is referenced to the output of the north seeking device through the radial arm tracker.

Descriptors :   *Guided missile tracking systems, *Patents, Azimuth, Drives, Platforms, North seeking devices

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE