Accession Number:

ADA234901

Title:

Central Research Project Report on Superconductivity (FY 1988). Part 2. Magnetic Field Gradiometer Tank Seeker

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1988-Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study is described herein for the use of a magnetic field gradiometer SQUID sensor, as a tank seeker and guidance system. It was determined that an antitank missile could be guided by a gradiometer to the target if delivered into a 300-meter bucket with the tank at the center. Problems of ambiguity, multiple targets and decoys, both deliberate and accidental, are discussed with numerical examples.

Subject Categories:

  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE