Accession Number : ADD007964

Title :   Method for Measuring Range to a Rocket in Flight Employing a Passive Ground Tracker Station.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : French,John A

Report Date : 22 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A passive radio frequency (rf) sensor is used to track the beacon of a ballistic nonguided rocket. Azimuth and elevation data are obtained in conventional radar fashion, but range data is obtained by range tracking the beacon pulse which is timed by a precision crystal controlled clock. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radar beacons, *Fire control radar, *Artillery fire, Radar tracking, Artillery rockets, Passive systems, Range finding

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE