Accession Number:

ADA317256

Title:

Electromagnetic Spectrum Selection for Missile Seekers, Tutorial.

Descriptive Note:

State-of-the-Art-Review,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MODELING SIMULATION AND TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTE R HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The implementation of an autonomous smart weapon system, such as surfaceair-to-air or surfaceair-to-ground missiles presents an engineering challenge to the system and seekersensor designers. This is due to a wide variety of targets, backgrounds, countermeasures, and weather conditions expected for each scenario. The seekersensor design requires engineering tradeoffs by the designers, such as size constraints, detectiontracking performance, and search volume to name a few. All of these tradeoffs tend to determine the selection of the electromagnetic spectrum by which the seekersensor will operate. Therefore, this document presents a tutorial on the electromagnetic spectrum selection for missile seekers.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE