|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||F42B-012/56 F42B-010/60 F42B-010/00 F42B-015/01 F41G-007/00|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/003.15; 244/003.1; 244/003.11; 244/003.14; 244/003.19; 244/003.21; 089/001.11|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 17 인용 특허 : 7|
A multi-staged missile includes a booster and a submunition delivery vehicle that has one or more submunitions. The booster rapidly accelerates the submunition vehicle, and then separates from the submunition vehicle. The submunition delivery vehicle is then maneuvered to approach a target. Individual submunitions finally separate, and are individually guided to the target. By providing multiple, independently-targeted submunitions, the missile greatly increases the chances of hitting the target.
1. A missile for hitting a moving target, the missile comprising:a booster; anda submunition delivery vehicle separably coupled to the booster;wherein the submunition delivery vehicle includes:at least one submunition separable from the submunition delivery vehicle; anda beacon separably coupled to the at least one submunition; andwherein the beacon is configured to emit a signal indicating position of the submunition delivery vehicle. 2. The missile of claim 1, wherein the booster includes a thrust vectoring system. 3. The missile of claim 2, wherein th...