Accession Number:

AD0405722

Title:

OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS REPORT OF THE MICROWAVE COMMAND GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPERRY PHOENIX CO AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

The operational capabilities and status of the Microwave Command Guidance MCG System with respect to its past experiences and its possible future applications in vehicle radar tracking and control are defined. Accuracy and reliability considerations are included. The technical characteristics of the MCG System and how they are applied to system requirements in the area of missile and drone flight control and recovery are described. Advanced techniques and concepts are described and applied to particular applications such as service and Q-type drones, Navalsiles and unmanned targets, Army surveillance and reconnaissance, glider and Dyna Soar vehicle recoveries, booster and capsule recoveries, and range instrumentation and tracking concepts as applied to space and orbital vehicles. Advanced data transponder packaging and circuitry information is presented, based on experience gained with the Transponder Set ANAPW-22XY-1.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE