Accession Number:

ADD009699

Title:

Missile Impact Location System, Method, and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

An improved sonobuoy having the ability to receive and transmit Global Positioning System data from satellites and is used in an array of GPS, active, and passive sonobuoys to locate the impact of reentry vehicles. GPS data and acoustic signature data is transmitted to a nearby aircraft for data processing and storage. Pingers on the GPS sonobuoys allow other sonobuoys positions to be determined with high accuracy. This system allows for accurate determination of RV impact points. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE