Accession Number : ADD003698

Title :   TACAN Flying Target Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Blatchford,Dean

Report Date : 16 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A flying target control system for directing a flying target along a radio beam heading toward a ship under simulated attack according to a preselected altitude and speed profile. The control system utilizes a TACAN transceiver which receives TACAN signals emitted from the ship under simulated attack. The TACAN transceiver produces an azimuth signal to steer the target via an automatic pilot toward the ship under simulated attack and a range signal which is used to address a profile storage device. The profile storage device produces altitude profile control signals and speed profile control signals according to the range of the target from the ship which are fed into the automatic pilot to guide the target along its preselected altitude and speed profile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Command guidance, *Radio equipment, Aerial targets, Automatic pilots, Flight control systems, Altitude controllers, Velocity, TACAN

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE