Accession Number:

ADA386524

Title:

Midcourse and Handover in Cruise Missile Defense

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAYTHEON CO BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the implications of individual system elements on the design and performance of a cruise missile defense. The functional requirements of the CMD system will be discussed, along with options for allocating these functions to the various system elements. The error sources associated with each function will be described and the sensitivity of system performance to them will then be evaluated, for several classes of fire control ranging from high precision to surveillance quality. This analysis will highlight the areas where system performance might be increased by improving the performance of other system components, and the penalty paid in increased complexity of those components. In doing so it will provide insight into the tradeoffs involved in a balanced system design.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE