Accession Number:

ADD012103

Title:

Spin Stabilized Impulsively Controlled Missile (SSICM).

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-24

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This patent is for SSICM. SSICM is a missile configuration which employs spin stabilization, nutational motion, and impulsive thrusting, and a body mounted passive or semiactive sensor to achieve very small miss distances against a high speed moving target. SSICM does not contain an autopilot, control surfaces, a control actuation system, nor sensor stabilization gimbals. SSICM spins at a rate sufficient to provide frequency separation between body motions and inertial target motion. It impulsive thrusters provide near instantaneous changes in lateral velocity whereas conventional missiles require a significant time delay to achieve lateral acceleration.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE