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9035226 Control system with regenerative heat system  
An exoatmospheric vehicle uses a control system that includes a thrust system to provide thrust to control flight of the vehicle. A regenerative heat system is used to preheat portions of the...
9018572 Rocket propelled payload with divert control system within nose cone  
A rocket is provided and includes booster stages at a rear of the nose cone, the booster stages being configured for propelling the nose cone in a propulsion direction and a divert control system...
8975565 Integrated propulsion and attitude control system from a common pressure vessel for an interceptor  
An interceptor is provided with an integrated propulsion and attitude control system (ACS) in which propellant burn forms a common pressure vessel for high-pressure gas. An aft port in the rocket...
8939084 Surface skimming munition  
A surface skimming munition comprises a hull, a traction propulsion motor positioned in the hull and having a combustion chamber for combustion of a propellant, at least one aft directed nozzle...
8884202 Integrated vehicle fluids  
A system and methods are provided for combining systems of an upper stage space launch vehicle for enhancing the operation of the space vehicle. Hydrogen and oxygen already on board as propellant...
8878110 Projectile that includes propulsion system and launch motor on opposing sides of payload and method  
Projectiles that include a propulsion system and a launch motor which are located on opposing sides of a payload and a method of directing a projectile toward a target are generally described...
8826640 Flight vehicles including electrically-interconnective support structures and methods for the manufacture thereof  
Embodiments of a flight vehicle are provided, as are embodiments of a method for manufacturing a flight vehicle. In one embodiment, the flight vehicle includes a solid-propellant rocket motor,...
8789366 Shape memory stored energy assemblies and methods for using the same  
A shape memory stored energy assembly includes a projectile housing having a projectile lumen. A projectile is within the projectile lumen and the projectile is movable relative to the projectile...
8735788 Propulsion and maneuvering system with axial thrusters and method for axial divert attitude and control  
Embodiments of a propulsion and maneuvering system that may be suitable for use during a terminal phase in an interceptor are generally described herein. The propulsion and maneuvering system may...
8729443 Projectile and method that include speed adjusting guidance and propulsion systems  
Some embodiments pertain to a projectile and method that includes a flight vehicle and a propulsion system attached to the flight vehicle. The propulsion system includes a plurality of motors that...
8729442 Predicting and correcting trajectories  
Technology for predicting and correcting a trajectory is described. The technology can create a model to predict a position of the reusable launch vehicle at a time in the future; observe a wind...
8686325 Remotely guided gun-fired and mortar rounds  
A method for guiding a gun-fired or mortared round towards an intended target. The method including: capturing image data from an image pick-up device during a descent of the round; transmitting...
8664576 Vehicle for launching from a gas gun  
A vehicle for launching from a gun such as a gas gun and having a housing; preferably incorporating a precessional attitude control system; and utilizing a flared base, fins, or active use of the...
8624171 Tail thruster control for projectiles  
A system and method for guiding a projectile is presented. A nozzle system includes a boom assembly body that can be attached to a rear end of a projectile. A gas tank in the boom assembly...
8618455 Adjustable range munition  
An adjustable range munition has at least one gas vent that is selectively variable to affect the amount of force that is directed onto the projectile upon actuation of the propellant section,...
8548650 Hierarchical closed-loop control system for aircraft, missiles and munitions  
The present invention relates to a missile or munition with a hierarchical, modular, closed-loop flow control system, more particularly to aircraft or munition with flow control system for...
8536502 Vehicle for launching from a gas gun  
A vehicle for launching from a gas gun having a housing; preferably incorporating a precessional attitude control system; and utilizing a flared base, fins, or active use of the attitude control...
8528316 Solid propellant gas control system and method  
Systems and methods of controlling solid propellant gas pressure and vehicle thrust are provided. Propellant gas pressure and a vehicle inertial characteristic are sensed. Propellant gas pressure...
8478456 Variable bandwidth control actuation methods and apparatus  
Some embodiments relate to a method of controlling a flight of a flight vehicle according to a first mode of operation and changing the mode of operation to a second mode of operation having a...
8436283 System and method for guiding and controlling a missile using high order sliding mode control  
Higher Order Sliding Mode (HOSM) control techniques are applied to the Guidance Control (G&C) of interceptor missile in which velocity may be steered by combination of main thrust, aerodynamic...
8417395 Hierarchical closed-loop flow control system for aircraft, missiles and munitions  
The present invention relates to a missile or aircraft with a hierarchical, modular, closed-loop flow control system and more particularly to aircraft or missile with a flow control system for...
8410413 Method of varying firing range and effect in target for shell and shell configured for this purpose  
The present invention relates to a method and a shell (1) for achieving variable firing range and effect when firing from a launcher, which shell (1) contains a firing charge (10), a rocket motor...
8387360 Integral thrust vector and roll control system  
An apparatus for vectoring the thrust of a motor that produces thrust along a longitudinal axis by expelling combustion gases through a nozzle may include a plurality of linearly-positionable...
8362408 Steerable projectile charging system  
A steerable projectile comprises a pressure chamber to hold gas in a pressurized state; and a body section coupled to the pressure chamber, the body section having a flight system to use the...
8344304 Methods and apparatus for missile air inlet  
Methods and apparatus for delivering a missile may operate in conjunction with a missile comprising an outer skin. The missile may be configured in a closed position and an open position. In the...
8338768 Actuation assembly  
An actuation assembly is provided. The actuation assembly includes a casing, a plurality of linear actuators coupled to the casing, each of the linear actuators having first and second components...
8288698 Method for correcting the trajectory of terminally guided ammunition  
A method for correcting a trajectory of terminally guided ammunition is provided. In order to achieve a high probability of hits, in particular when firing in bursts (continuous fire, rapid single...
8269156 Guidance control system for projectiles  
A projectile is guided by employing heat, generated from the aerodynamic heating of a surface of the projectile while the projectile is in flight, to vaporize a material stored within the...
8260478 Rotation rate tracking system using GPS harmonic signals  
A spin rate tracking system comprising a guidance system suitable for adjusting a flight path of a vehicle based on a spin rate of the vehicle, a signal reception system configured for receiving...
8242422 Modular divert and attitude control system  
There is disclosed a vehicle and methods for maneuvering the vehicle. The vehicle may include a plurality of multiple-impulse rocket motors, each of which comprises a plurality of independently...
8190305 Hierarchical closed-loop control system for aircraft, missiles and munitions  
The present invention relates to a missile or aircraft with a hierarchical, modular, closed-loop flow control system and more particularly to aircraft or missile with a flow control system for...
8146862 Active vortex control system (AVOCS) method for isolation of sensitive components from external environments  
An active vortex control system (AVOCS) includes a set of primary injectors that inject gas into a cavity to generate a vortex in front of and possibly around components inside the cavity. The...
8119959 Flight control of missiles  
A missile in which a nose portion is rotatably mounted on a main body portion of the missile and is subjected to thrust to bring it to a demanded roll attitude and to apply to it a demanded...
8084725 Methods and apparatus for fast action impulse thruster  
Methods and apparatus for a fast action impulse thruster according to various aspects of the present invention may comprise a projectile comprising an impulse thruster system. The impulse thruster...
8084726 Control system for an exoatmospheric kill vehicle  
A control system for a maneuverable kill vehicle is provided. The control system includes a pressurized fluid source configured to provide a pressurized fluid, a valve in fluid communication with...
8080771 Steering system and method for a guided flying apparatus  
A steering system for use in a traveling guided flying apparatus (10) and method for driving the steering system are provided. The system includes an outer housing (111), an inner housing (113)...
8058596 Method of controlling missile flight using attitude control thrusters  
A method of controlling flight of a missile includes using gyroscopes, such as pitch rate gyroscopes, to sense when a factor based on the angular rate of change of the missile exceeds a threshold...
8026465 Guided fuse with variable incidence panels  
A guided fuse is provided for installation on a projectile at its nose. The fuse includes a conical frustrum housing, a pair of control panels rotatably connected to pivotable knuckles, and a pair...
7989744 Methods and apparatus for transferring a fluid  
Methods and apparatus for a missile having an external system operate in conjunction with an airframe and a fluid transfer system. The airframe includes an interior surface defining a...
7989743 System and method for attitude control of a flight vehicle using pitch-over thrusters and application to an active protection system  
A reliable and inexpensive attitude control system uses a plurality of pitch-over thrusters to perform rapid and precise attitude maneuvers for a flight vehicle. The pitch-over thrusters create...
7973269 Actuators for gun-fired projectiles and mortars  
A ring portion including: a ring body; and one or more actuators formed therein for providing thrust to a projectile and configured for fastening to a shell of an airborne device to form a portion...
7958718 Precision controlled variable thrust solid propellant rocket motor  
A multiple-stage solid rocket motor is operated in a manner designed to control its mass discharge profile. This is accomplished by providing means for igniting one stage and then igniting a...
7891298 Guided projectile  
A non-propulsive projectile and method of maneuvering the non-propulsive projectile. The non-propulsive projectile includes a divert system with a multiple of valves to maneuver the projectile in...
7875838 Post boost control power assembly  
A tubular distributor in a missile having a right-angled hollow tubular first section, the right-angled hollow tubular first section having a first leg and a second leg, a straight hollow tubular...
7872215 Methods and apparatus for guiding a projectile  
Methods and apparatus for guiding a projectile according to various aspects of the present comprise a force source disposed on the projectile and a control system operably connected to the force...
7851732 System and method for attitude control of a flight vehicle using pitch-over thrusters  
A reliable and inexpensive attitude control system uses a plurality of pitch-over thrusters to perform rapid and precise attitude maneuvers for a flight vehicle. The pitch-over thrusters create...
7851733 Methods and apparatus for missile air inlet  
Methods and apparatus for delivering a missile may operate in conjunction with a missile comprising an outer skin. The missile may be configured in a closed position and an open position. In the...
7825359 Aircraft spiraling mechanism with jet assistance - E  
An aircraft in the form of multi-stage missile 1 with a spiral inducing assembly 2 which is capable of inducing the missile to travel in a continuous spiraling motion without the missile rolling....
7812294 Aircraft spiraling mechanism with jet assistance-f  
An aircraft in the form of multi-stage missile 1 with a spiral inducing assembly 2 which is capable of inducing the missile to travel in a continuous spiraling motion without the missile rolling....
7800031 Actuators for gun-fired projectiles and mortars  
Projectiles are provided having a shell and; one or more actuators for providing thrust disposed inside of a wall of the shell; one or more ring portions forming at least a portion of the shell,...

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