Accession Number : ADD007737

Title :   Offset Beacon Homing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : French,John A

Report Date : 18 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A system for enabling homing by a missile onto a target which is marked by a beacon at some other location. A radio frequency beacon is located remotely from the intended target. Target coordinates relative to the beacon are obtained and relayed by conventional means to the launch site and are stored in missile memory. During flight the missile seeker acquires, interrogates and tracks the beacon. The missile borne equipment generates guidance signals which alter the trajectory to the target location. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radio homing, *Remote systems, Control, Guided missile trajectories, Correlation guidance, Radio beacons, Data storage systems, Guided missile computers

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE