Accession Number:

ADD012874

Title:

Thrust Vectoring Apparatus for Maneuvering Missile in Flight.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1986-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This patent describes a thrust vectoring apparatus for a missile for imparting bank and pitch to the missile for maneuvering it in flight. The missile is provided with a generally rectangular jet exhaust opening in which is pivotally mounted a pair of two-dimensional plugs which define a plug nozzle for the opening. The plugs, disposed on opposite sides of a vertical longitudinal plane of the missile, are adapted to be selectively and independently pivoted in response to a control mechanism acting in response to guidance command signals for banking and pitching the missile for maneuvering it in flight.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE