Accession Number : ADD010373

Title :   A New Guidance Law to Improve the Accuracy of Tactical Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chadwick,William R

Report Date : 01 Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This application describes a missile guidance system in a canard controlled airframe with means to measure the angle of attack as well as the pursuit angle by the use of a two degree of freedom roll-free reference gyroscope or other inertial reference device so as to move the canard control surfaces, where the canards direct the missile to the target.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gyroscopes, Laser guidance, Navigation reference, Guided missile components, Canard configuration, Angle of attack, Guided missile trajectories, Pursuit courses, Flight paths, Target angle, Inertial guidance, Aerodynamic control surfaces, Servomechanisms

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE