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