Topic Author
Posts: 1604
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:46 pm

Acoustic Missiles?

Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:14 pm

This may be a bit of a silly question because I really know very little about missile homing systems. Anyway, I know that we have radar and infared guided missiles, and aircraft have countermeasures to deal with these threats (flares, chaff, stealth, whatever), but has anyone ever tried a missile that seeks out loud sources of noise? Even if planes like the F22 and F117 are very hard to detect on radar, they are still very loud... anyway, let the people who know alot more about these things take it away!
Posts: 1631
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:55 am

RE: Acoustic Missiles?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:26 am

I'm sure the sound the wind at mach 2-3 would play hell with that sensor, not really so with the rocket motor as they mostly burn out quickly. Possibly might be a good secondary sensor for a short range missile.

Acoustic Sensors are used with the US ARMYs B.A.T.
The dual mode (acoustic/IR) seeker and gliding capability accommodate large target location uncertainties due to such efforts as target motion, configuration or orientation; winds, delivery vehicle accuracy or delivery patterns.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos