Accession Number : ADD003733

Title :   Automatic Frequency Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Hobson,Charles A

Report Date : 10 Feb 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An automatic frequency control system that is particularly suited for use with an aircraft launched radar controlled guided missile. The missile automatic frequency control system is made entirely of solid state devices including a voltage tuned solid state oscillator. The system employs a search mode of operation and two lock modes of operation. The search mode of operation occurs prior to missile launch when the aircraft radar and the missile control system are both scanning for a target and the reflected signal from the target has not been received by the missile control system. The two lock modes of operation are false lock and real lock. False lock occurs when the missile receives a false signal from the doppler radar of a nearby aircraft, for example. Real lock occurs during missile free flight when the missile receives a reflected radar signal from the target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Automatic frequency control, Radar homing, Doppler radar, Circuits, Guided missile launchers, Voltage controlled oscillators

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE