Autonomous onboard absolute position and orientation referencing system

An autonomous onboard absolute position and orientation referencing system provides a means of efficaciously and economically embedding guidance and control components into the fins of supersonic, highly maneuverable small, medium-caliber and long range munitions. Embedded resonant cavities form an integral part of the referencing system. The magnitude and phase information received by the integral antennas is used to determine the munition orientation. Embedded sensors provide continuous, onboard information about the angular orientation of the munition, such as its pitch, yaw, and roll angles, as well as its absolute position relative to a ground station.
Inventors: 

Edip Niver

Jahangir Rastegar

Carlos M. Pereira

Patent Number: 
US6724341
Patent Issue Date: 
May 20, 2004
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