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Number: 244/3.17
Name: Aeronautics > Missile stabilization or trajectory control > Automatic guidance > Optical (includes infrared) > Optical correlation
Description: Subject matter in which the light rays are compared with a record located inside the missile (e.g., a film strip or photograph).

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8686326 Optical-flow techniques for improved terminal homing and control Apr. 1, 2014
8569669 Navigation method for a missile Oct. 29, 2013
8525088 View-point guided weapon system and target designation method Sep. 3, 2013
8502128 Dual-mode electro-optic sensor and method of using target designation as a guide star for wavefront error estimation Aug. 6, 2013
8497457 Flight vehicles with improved pointing devices for optical systems Jul. 30, 2013
8487226 Deconfliction of guided airborne weapons fired in a salvo Jul. 16, 2013
8443727 Small smart weapon and weapon system employing the same May. 21, 2013
8399817 Micro designator dart Mar. 19, 2013
8084724 Enhanced multiple kill vehicle (MKV) interceptor for intercepting exo and endo-atmospheric targets Dec. 27, 2011
7895946 Small smart weapon and weapon system employing the same Mar. 1, 2011
7813644 Optical device with a steerable light path Oct. 12, 2010
7763834 Flying object for observing the ground Jul. 27, 2010
7511253 Apparatus for detecting radiation and munition incorporating same Mar. 31, 2009
7494089 Multiple kill vehicle (MKV) interceptor and method for intercepting exo and endo-atmospheric targets Feb. 24, 2009
7494090 Multiple kill vehicle (MKV) interceptor with autonomous kill vehicles Feb. 24, 2009
7425693 Spectral tracking Sep. 16, 2008
7339537 Capacitive drive antenna and an air vehicle so equipped Mar. 4, 2008
7140574 Inertial position target measuring systems and methods Nov. 28, 2006
7127138 Apparatus and method for directing a light beam to a target Oct. 24, 2006
7083139 Method for guiding a rocket Aug. 1, 2006
7040570 Weather-agile reconfigurable automatic target recognition system May. 9, 2006
7036767 Projectile seeker May. 2, 2006
7032857 Multi-sensor guidance system for extreme force launch shock applications Apr. 25, 2006
7032858 Systems and methods for identifying targets among non-targets with a plurality of sensor vehicles Apr. 25, 2006
7007888 Inertial position target measuring systems and methods Mar. 7, 2006
6896220 Munition with integrity gated go/no-go decision May. 24, 2005
6871817 System containing an anamorphic optical system with window, optical corrector, and sensor Mar. 29, 2005
6817569 Guidance seeker system with optically triggered diverter elements Nov. 16, 2004
6766979 Guidance seeker system with optically triggered diverter elements Jul. 27, 2004
6755373 Microwave radiometric guidance system Jun. 29, 2004
6626396 Method and system for active laser imagery guidance of intercepting missiles Sep. 30, 2003
6565036 Technique for improving accuracy of high speed projectiles May. 20, 2003
6491253 Missile system and method for performing automatic fire control Dec. 10, 2002
6487953 Fire control system for a short range, fiber-optic guided missile Dec. 3, 2002
6462889 Conformal-dome optical system with rotationally symmetric stationary optical baffles Oct. 8, 2002
6455828 Method for remote controlled combat of near-surface and/or surface targets Sep. 24, 2002
6398155 Method and system for determining the pointing direction of a body in flight Jun. 4, 2002
6371405 Optical system for LADAR guidance application Apr. 16, 2002
6356396 Optical system having a generalized torus optical corrector Mar. 12, 2002
6347762 Multispectral-hyperspectral sensing system Feb. 19, 2002
6313951 Optical system with zernike-shaped corrector Nov. 6, 2001
6310730 Optical system with asymmetric optical corrector Oct. 30, 2001
6302355 Multi spectral imaging ladar Oct. 16, 2001
6279851 Topography-aided guidance system and process Aug. 28, 2001
6219185 Large aperture diffractive space telescope Apr. 17, 2001
6196497 Infrared seeker head for target seeking missile Mar. 6, 2001
6180938 Optical system with a window having a conicoidal inner surface, and testing of the optical system Jan. 30, 2001
6079665 Hyperspectral air-to-air missile seeker Jun. 27, 2000
6042050 Synthetic discriminant function automatic target recognition system augmented by LADAR Mar. 28, 2000
6043867 Tracking system that includes means for early target detection Mar. 28, 2000

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