Accession Number : ADD012847

Title :   Reentry Vehicle Having Active Control and Passive Design Modifications.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Price,Donald A , Jr ; Brandt,William E ; Verheul,Jan

Report Date : 18 Nov 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A modular improved forward section and improved aft section containing an active-control package are disclosed which can be retrofitted to existing sphere-cone geometry reentry bodies (RBs) and which will provide improved aerodynamic performance and deployment accuracy of the RBS independent of missile error sources and drop sequence. An aft section containing control electronics, a propulsion system and steering jets permits the improve RB to actively correct for attitude and velocity dispersions occuring throughout the flight profile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, REENTRY VEHICLES, *PATENTS, CONTROL, ELECTRONICS, FLIGHT, PROFILES, ERRORS, GUIDED MISSILES, SOURCES, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, DISPERSIONS, VELOCITY, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, ACCURACY, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, MODIFICATION, PASSIVE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE