Accession Number : ADD014866

Title :   Apparatus for Guiding a Missile.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Jul 70, patented 19 Feb 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Barnes, Daniel C ; Bridges, Wendell J ; Carr, Jon R

Report Date : 19 Feb 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent discloses a device for correcting the flight path of an air to surface missile and guiding said missile to a target. A first map of a strip of ground which is transverse to the direction of flight is provided on a rotatable drum along with a second map of a strip of ground which is parallel with the direction of flight. A live image of the ground over which said missile is traveling is projected first through the first map to provide a position fix of the missile in range and azimuth relative to a target and after a correction has been made to the flight path of the missile, the live image of the ground is projected through the second map to provide guidance correction to direct the missile to the target.

Descriptors :   AIR TO SURFACE, CORRECTIONS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT PATHS, GROUND LEVEL, GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, IMAGES, MAPS, PATENTS, POSITION FINDING

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE