Accession Number : ADD012103
Title : Spin Stabilized Impulsively Controlled Missile (SSICM).
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Crawford,James I ; Howell,W Max
Report Date : 24 Dec 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : This patent is for SSICM. SSICM is a missile configuration which employs spin stabilization, nutational motion, and impulsive thrusting, and a body mounted passive or semiactive sensor to achieve very small miss distances against a high speed moving target. SSICM does not contain an autopilot, control surfaces, a control actuation system, nor sensor stabilization gimbals. SSICM spins at a rate sufficient to provide frequency separation between body motions and inertial target motion. It impulsive thrusters provide near instantaneous changes in lateral velocity whereas conventional missiles require a significant time delay to achieve lateral acceleration.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, *THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS, SPIN STABILIZED AMMUNITION, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, PULSES, QUICK REACTION, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INTERCEPTORS
Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE