Accession Number:

ADA282245

Title:

Design Trade-Offs for Homing Missiles

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INST OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Major design considerations, trade-offs and technology issues for future hypervelocity, anti-missile interceptors are presented in an overview format. Two classes of interceptors are considered a low altitude interceptor using an active radar seeker for defense against tactical ballistic missiles TBMs and a higher altitude interceptor using a passive infra-red seeker for defense against ICBMs. Considerations are presented in the areas of mission requirements, seeker selection, aerodynamic and aerothermal environments, control systems, and guidance performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE