Accession Number : ADD014771

Title :   Command Guidance Technique for Line-of-Sight Missile.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Sep 73, patented 6 Nov 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Balstad, Jon O

Report Date : 06 Nov 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses a line of sight missile system wherein the missile includes a beacon and a receiver, and the control station includes a telescope and a four-quadrant, polarizing encoder. The telescope is sighted on a target by the operator, the illumination from the beacon passes through the encoder and is reflected back to the receiver. The signal received by the receiver is processed within the missile and provides flight control instruction. (EDC)

Descriptors :   CODERS, COMMAND GUIDANCE, CONTROL, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT TRAINING, GUIDED MISSILES, ILLUMINATION, LINE OF SIGHT, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PATENTS, POLARIZATION, REFLECTION, SIGHTS, STATIONS, TARGETS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE