Accession Number:

ADD002946

Title:

Radial Arm Guidance Platform Tracker.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to a radial arm tracker with a constant drive ratio for use in monitoring the position of a guidance platform during the firing azimuth alignment phase. One end of the radial arm is mounted to the rotor of an encoder and a telescope is pivotally mounted at the free end of the radial arm through a constant ratio drive system to a stator of an encoder. The stator of the encoder is coupled to a north seeking device. The missile firing azimuth is referenced to the output of the north seeking device through the radial arm tracker.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE