Design Trade-Offs for Homing Missiles
AMERICAN INST OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS NEW YORK
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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.
- Guided Missiles
- Navigation and Guidance