Accession Number:

ADA136219

Title:

Target Track and Stabilization for Manportable Direct Fire Missiles.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 30 Sep 80-30 Nov 81,

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-HB HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

Tradeoff analyses were conducted to select an optimum method for tracking armored vehicles and stabilizing a laser beam for beamrider missile guidance, for a manportable infantry weapon. The optimum approach was found to be a two-axis gimbal-mounted infrared sensor and laser projector, with IR image autotrack and gyro stabilization. A breadboard example was built and tested, demonstrating the practicality and indicating expected performance of the recommended method. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE