Phoenix Weapon Control System. Radome Improvement Program; PMS 340-1/2324. Volume I. Design and R-F Measurement.
Final engineering rept. Jun 69-Jul 70.
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CANOGA PARK CALIF MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV
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The development of a new radome for the YAIM-54A Phoenix Missile is described. The radome is a secant ogive shape which replaces the old tangent ogive and features a manufacturing process of lapping the inside contour instead of grinding to achieve low manufacturing cost. Low aerodynamic drag is achieved with the new more pointed shape and improved rain erosion resistance is achieved by virtue of the metal tip which is used to plug the hole in the tip of the ceramic radome. Modified author abstract
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment