Accession Number:

ADD009863

Title:

Azimuth Transfer Scheme for a Strapdown Inertial Measurement Unit.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The system for aiming of a missile strapdown Inertial Measurement Unit for cases in which the IMU does not possess the capability of self-aiming involves no mechanical link between northfinder and IMU which would require uncoupling prior to launch to avoid expending the northfinder. The technique maintains an automatic, hands-off capability by use of a laser link for azimuth transfer rather than a manual, optical link. The northfinder and laser system are launcher mounted and are therefore not expended with the missile.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE