Accession Number : ADD005652

Title :   Deep Penetrating Forebody with Tethered Radar Reflector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Harrington,John J

Report Date : 19 Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes an aid in penetrating hostile radar defenses by forming target images that are false in size and configuration. The inventive device includes: a cone-shaped deep penetrating forebody with an orgival nosetip; a bellows-fold, expansible, cylinder-like shaped, tethered radar signal reflector bag connected to the aft end of the forebody and carrying a plurality of circumferential crown reflectors along its length, and a cannister lined with a plurality of sabots to house, hold and support the payload (i.e., the forebody and the connected radar reflector bag) until the payload is launched and is separated from the cannister and the sabots. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radar reflectors, Reentry vehicles, Tethering

Subject Categories : Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE