Accession Number : ADD009699

Title :   Missile Impact Location System, Method, and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lane,Richard

Report Date : 11 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An improved sonobuoy having the ability to receive and transmit Global Positioning System data from satellites and is used in an array of GPS, active, and passive sonobuoys to locate the impact of reentry vehicles. GPS data and acoustic signature data is transmitted to a nearby aircraft for data processing and storage. Pingers on the GPS sonobuoys allow other sonobuoys' positions to be determined with high accuracy. This system allows for accurate determination of RV impact points. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Sonobuoys, *Underwater acoustics, *Global positioning system, Reentry vehicles, Impact point, Acoustic detection, Navigation satellites, Passive systems, Electronic aircraft, Data transmission systems, Guided missile warheads, Terminal ballistics, Position(Location), Acoustic signals, Data processing

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE