Accession Number : ADD005984

Title :   Doppler Countermeasure Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Null,Fay E

Report Date : 10 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A Doppler decoy protection device comprising a missile capable of being launched from a space craft whose protection is sought, and to travel in advance thereof and at a speed greater than the speed of said space craft, guide means extendable rearwardly from said missile, Doppler decoy means slidable on said guide means for simulating the Doppler characteristics of the craft whose protection is sought, means for damping the speed of travel of said decoy means rearwardly on said guide means so that the resultant forward speed of said decoy means will substantially equal the speed of the craft whose protection is sought. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Decoys, *Guided missile targets, *Target drones, *Doppler effect, Electronic countermeasures, Wire guidance, Simulation, Bomber aircraft, Homing devices, Target discrimination, Antennas, Electroplating, Fibers

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Pilotless Aircraft
      Countermeasures
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE