Accession Number : ADD012874

Title :   Thrust Vectoring Apparatus for Maneuvering Missile in Flight.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Krumins,Maigonis V ; Schindel,Leon H

Report Date : 09 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent describes a thrust vectoring apparatus for a missile for imparting bank and pitch to the missile for maneuvering it in flight. The missile is provided with a generally rectangular jet exhaust opening in which is pivotally mounted a pair of two-dimensional plugs which define a plug nozzle for the opening. The plugs, disposed on opposite sides of a vertical longitudinal plane of the missile, are adapted to be selectively and independently pivoted in response to a control mechanism acting in response to guidance command signals for banking and pitching the missile for maneuvering it in flight.

Descriptors :   *THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS, GUIDANCE, SIGNALS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, GUIDED MISSILES, INFLIGHT, PITCH(MOTION), PLUGS, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, TWO DIMENSIONAL, PLUG NOZZLES, JET ENGINE EXHAUST, JET FLOW

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE