Accession Number : ADD003206

Title :   Wide Angle Seeker.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,John M ; Oestreich,James W

Report Date : 17 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This invention relates to target tracking devices for use in guided vehicles. More particularly, this invention relates to tracking devices for small guided missiles, torpedoes, and the like in which it is desirable to have the nose free for carrying paraphernalia other than the tracker, and in which it is sometimes desirable to find and lock on a target behind the carrying vehicle. The tracker uses a lens barrel which has unlimited angular freedom in one axis, and more than 50 degrees of angular freedom in the other axis, and is mounted to the side of the carrying vehicle.

Descriptors :   *Guided missile components, *Optical tracking, *Patents, Gimbals, Domes(Structural forms), Wide angles, Drag reduction

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE