Accession Number:

ADD013403

Title:

Precision Guided Antiaircraft Munition.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 25 Jul 85, patented 7 Jul 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-07-07

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A small diameter, 20 mm to 50 mm, guided projectile is used in antiaircraft defense. A pulsing laser designator illuminates the target aircraft. Energy reflected from the aircraft is received by the guided projectile. The guided projectile is fired from a standard weapon but the spinning caused by the riflings are removed before active tracking and guidance occurs. The received energy is focused by immersion optics onto a bridge cell. AC coupling and gating removes background and allows steering singles to move extended vanes by means of piezoelectric actuators in the rear of the guided projectile. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE