target seeker

target seeker

[′tär·gət ‚sēk·ər]
(ordnance)
A missile having a self-contained system that provides homing guidance to the target. Also known as homer.
The device within such a missile that directs it to the target.

target seeker

i. A device installed in a missile or a bomb that directs it to the target. Such seekers may be radar, IR (infrared), laser, TV (television), or other electro-and/or optical devices. See heat-seeker.
ii. The missile guided to its target by a seeker.
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According to Saab, the missile system has an improved combat range, an upgraded target seeker and a lower mass compared to the earlier system.
The presented method of controlling the motion of the axis of the designed target seeker uses phase trajectories of control deviations.
Numerical data of the optical target seeker The numerical data obtained from the optical target seeker were as follows: Rotary velocity of the rotor: n = 600 [rad/s].
Four types of target seeker with IRFPA are shown in figure (4, 5, 6 and 7).
All upgraded SDB with a moving target seeker will begin development in 2006.
The Harrier's target seeker had locked on to what it had interpreted as enemy radar.
The smart tactical missile propulsion system, mated with a target seeker, was launched from a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Saab has over the years established a unique experience and expertise in developing underwater systems, for shallow waters and the types of environments that exist in the Baltic Sea, including adapted propulsion, communications and target seekers.
However, most of the research concepts can be applied to other RF systems, such as radar or target seekers in missiles.
Saab has over the years established a unique experience and expertise in developing underwater systems, for shallow waters and the types of environments that exists in the Baltic Sea, including adapted propulsion, communications and target seekers.