Radial Arm Guidance Platform Tracker.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Pagination or Media Count:
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.
- Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics