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From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: heat seeking missile guidance system
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 05:21:53 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
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"Ed Price" wrote in
> "Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
>> 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
>> >at supersonic speeds. Older slow missiles from WW2 had a larger
>> >error in the servos and were also less accurate. Imaging gives the
>> >to more accurately control the servos instead of just turning full
>> 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
>> "it's the network..." "The Journey is the
>> reward" firstname.lastname@example.org Info for manufacturers:
>> Embedded software/hardware/analog Info for designers:
> Stinger uses a rotating infrared scanner, cooled by a limited supply
> of argon gas. And a good algorithm to predict the intercept point.
Actually,I believe Stinger uses the 'rolling airframe' concept,where the
missile body spins in flight,and an imaging IR sensor.
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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