Accession Number : ADD012972

Title :   Chaff Dispenser for Atmospheric Re-Entry.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,Leonard M ; Kimball,John B

Report Date : 01 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates to chaff dispensing apparatus and more particularly to means and apparatus for dispensing chaff and radar counter-measure reflective matter deep into the atmosphere in front or directly ahead of missiles re-entering the atmosphere at hypersonic velocities. More specifically, the invention proposes the launching of re-entry pods, individually or in groups, from a launching platform, so directed as to precede the entering body throughout the atmospheric trajectory, and containing therein chaff material or bundles to be dispensed therefrom at programmed intervals whereby the chaff material rather than the body, thus confusing any search radar screen picture for the radar observer during the atmospheric re-entry of the body.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CHAFF DISPENSERS, *RADAR COUNTERMEASURES, ATMOSPHERES, HYPERSONIC VELOCITY, CHAFF, MATERIALS, EXTERNAL STORES, LAUNCHING, REENTRY VEHICLES, GUIDED MISSILES, COUNTERMEASURES, RADAR, REFLECTION, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, RADAR IMAGES, SEARCH RADAR, PLATFORMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INTERVALS, RADAR OPERATORS

Subject Categories : Radar Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE