Accession Number : ADD010522

Title :   Flat Trajectory Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kalivretenos,Chris A ; Brown,Michael A

Report Date : 21 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An unguided projectile achieves a flat trajectory by generating gravity-countering aerodynamic lift. The lifting device is stabilized in roll by a displacement-type gyroscope which is mounted directly to the lifting section of the projectile. Both the lifting device and the gryroscope are mounted on bearings to permit free rotation of the projectile body relative to the roll-stabilized lifting section. Lift vector orientation is maintained irrespective of projectile roll. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Projectile trajectories, *Flat trajectories, *Control systems, *Gyroscopes, Lifting bodies, Roll, Stabilization systems, Displacement, Bearings, Projectiles, Launchers, Hand held

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE