Accession Number : ADD006533

Title :   Semi-Active Laser Seeker Gyroscope.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers ,Aubrey ; Robertson,William G

Report Date : 01 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A gyro in which an elastomeric material is used as a spherical bearing surface in an air bearing type gyro to sustain 12,5000 g set back acceleration level during gun launch and have the capability of surviving the launch phase in a non-functioning mode and then being operative in post-launch lower-g environments as a stabilized/torquing seeker capable of tracking laser illuminated moving target so as to enable the gyro to be used for guided projectile systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gyroscopes, *Light homing, Optical tracking, Laser target designators, Semiactive systems, Gas bearings, Elastomers, Acceleration tolerance, Launching, Gun launchers

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE