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