Active Radar Missile Seekers

Active Radar Missile Seekers

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This chapter considers the case of a hypothetical, but realistic, medium-range air-to-air missile using a fully active pulse Doppler radar seeker for terminal phase guidance. To scope this application, this chapter starts with a short overview of guided weapons system employing radar-based seekers followed by a brief discussion on the interaction between the seeker and other aspects of the guided weapon that influence the seeker design.

Chapter Contents:

  • 18.1 Introduction
  • 18.2 Radar-Based Missile Seeker Applications
  • 18.3 Radar Seeker as a Subsystem
  • 18.4 Hypothetical Air-to-Air Active Radar Seeker Parameters

Inspec keywords: Doppler radar; missiles

Other keywords: seeker design; terminal phase guidance; active radar missile seekers; guided weapons system; medium-range air-to-air missile; active pulse Doppler radar seeker

Subjects: General aspects of aircraft, space vehicles and satellites

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