Accession Number : ADD007274

Title :   Synthetic Array Radar Command Air Launched Missile System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hose,Eddy

Report Date : 20 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A missile guidance system in which a synthetic array radar antenna control system correlates the phase and doppler frequency information contained in signals received by a four quadrant antenna from an illuminated section of terrain, so as to compute the velocity components of the antenna. The velocity components are utilized, in conjunction with the earth rate supplied from a terrestrial navigation system, to maintain the azimuth null plane of the antenna in alignment with a selected target designated by means of a synthetic array map of the illuminated terrain. A missile command system controls the flight path of missile along the azimuth null plane to the target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Command guidance, Radar equipment, Air to surface missiles

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE