Accession Number : ADD008933

Title :   Remote Targeting System for Guided Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Alpers,Frederick C

Report Date : 08 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent discloses a system for locking a missile seeker to a desired target signal while the missile is in flight and approaching the target. The target is detected and tracked by a remote radar. The missile is launched and utilizes an inertial mid-course guidance to guide it in the general direction of the target. A data link is established between the remote radar and the missile seeker. When the missile is sufficiently close to the target its active radar is turned on and target information is transmitted via the data link to the remote radar or tracking station. The remote tracking station transmits back to the missile information for correcting its tracking course and provides information which effects missile seeker lock-on of the target of interest and will cause the missile seeker to continue to track the target until impact.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radar homing, *Locking(Electronics), Targeting, Data links, Midcourse guidance, Air to surface missiles, Inertial guidance, Guided missile targets, Radar tracking, Radar targets, Guided missile trajectories, Remote control, Tracking stations

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE