|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/313 ; 244/314|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 8 인용 특허 : 14|
Van Atta array is used to receive a millimeter wave beam from a beam transmitter located in a missile in flight and retransmit the beam back to its source along its original optical path after the beam is phase conjugated and modulated at a tracking station by imparting to it missile guidance information. The missile extracts guidance information from the retransmitted beam and guides its trajectory closer to the course leading to the target.
A method for guiding a missile toward a target while the missile is in flight, comprising the steps of: visually tracking a target from a target tracking station, issuing a millimeter wave beam from the missile in flight toward the tracking station, receiving the millimeter wave beam at the tracking station, performing amplification on the received beam at the tracking station, performing phase conjugation on the received beam at the tracking station, modulating the phase-conjugated amplified beam to impregnate said beam with angular offset of said beam ...