Accession Number:

ADA394520

Title:

Technologies for Future Precision Strike Missile Systems (les Technologies des futurs systemes de missiles pour frappe de precision)

Descriptive Note:

RTO Lecture series 221 bis

Corporate Author:

NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

This lecture series addressed recent advances in the state-of-the-art for precision strike missile systems. Emerging technologies that were addressed in the lecture series included Mission planning technology. Assessments included off-board sensor integration, near-real-time mission planning, flight altitude, terrain following and missile data links for in-flight targeting. Missile aeromechanics technology. Assessments included hypersonic airframes, low costhigh temperature structure, and ramjet propulsion. Guidance control technology. An overview of existing guidance and control was given. Assessments included precision guidance and optimal guidance laws. Missile GPSINS sensor technology. Assessments included low cost INS and GPSINS integration. Missile design technology. An overview of the missile design process was given. Assessments included computer programs and electronic spreadsheets for conceptual design and missile deign criteria. Seeker technology. Assessments included active and passive imaging infrared and radar seekers. Missileaircraft integration technology. Assessments included high firepower weapon concepts, reduced observables, and insensitive munitions. Simulationvalidation technology. Assessments included hardware-in-the-loop and design validation.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE