From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: heat seeking missile guidance system
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 05:20:24 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 05:20:24 +0000 (UTC)
Spehro Pefhany wrote in
> On Tue, 24 Dec 2002 18:16:59 GMT, the renowned "Anthony Q. Bachler"
>>Imaging is necessary for newer missles that have to hit targets while
>>moving at supersonic speeds. Older slow missiles from WW2 had a
>>larger margin of error in the servos and were also less accurate.
>>Imaging gives the ability to more accurately control the servos
>>instead of just turning full right/left/up/down.
> What do the shoulder-launched SAMs such as the Russian one used in
> Africa to attempt to shoot down an airliner, and the American Stinger
> use? I've seen some electronics that lives in a Stinger, there's a
> reasonable amount of room, though I guess the originals are ca. 1975
> era designs.
> Best regards,
> Spehro Pefhany
Early Sidewinder,and Redeye missiles used a mechanically scanned IR sensor
array,IIRC,something like 256x3 pixels,and analog 'computer' control.
Later versions used digitizing sensors and microprocessor control
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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