Accession Number:

ADD007964

Title:

Method for Measuring Range to a Rocket in Flight Employing a Passive Ground Tracker Station.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A passive radio frequency rf sensor is used to track the beacon of a ballistic nonguided rocket. Azimuth and elevation data are obtained in conventional radar fashion, but range data is obtained by range tracking the beacon pulse which is timed by a precision crystal controlled clock. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE