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Inflatable, aerodynamic shroud
Directional control device for airborne or seaborne missiles
Missile ballast assembly
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Inflatable missle airframe surfaces
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Float up system for submarine launched missiles Patent #: 5092222
ApplicationNo. 274648 filed on 07/13/1994
US Classes:244/3.1, MISSILE STABILIZATION OR TRAJECTORY CONTROL102/293MISCELLANEOUS
ExaminersPrimary: Jordan, Charles T.
Assistant: Wesson, Theresa M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassF42B 010/02
AbstractA flexible, aerodynamic inflatable nose fairing for use in combination with flat nosed canister-launched missiles having a wide, circular, cylindrical shape. The inflatable nose fairing is fabricated as a fiber-reinforced elastomeric membrane having a laminate construction which includes a silicone rubber inner or base layer as the gaseous pressure membrane or bladder, surrounded by two or more ply layers made up of resin-impregnated yarns. Also disclosed is a deployable mass assembly and sensor for providing improved missile control. The deployable mass assembly includes a telescoping actuator which is effective to provide stabilization control to the missile by shifting the center of gravity of the missile forwardly to compensate for a change in the center of pressure of the missile due to the change in length of the missile which occurs as the nose fairing is inflated into its deployed position.