Accession Number : ADD007764

Title :   Fiber Optic Missile Guidance and Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Riley,Leon H

Report Date : 29 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This patent discloses a fiber optical transmission system for guiding and controlling a missile. The fiber optic link can provide for up and down link transmission that can provide target and reference position information not available to present wire guided missile systems. Fiber optics have an almost unlimited information transfer rate and does not have the electrical interference problems of the wire systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical circuits, *Fiber optics transmission lines, Wire guidance, Data links, Data rate, High rate, Information transfer, Fire control systems, Flight control systems, Command guidance, Electromagnetic shielding

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE