Re: Missile guidance (Was Re. What I've learned from Giren's Greed)


Chris Beilby (cbeilby@earthlink.net)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 16:50:09 -0800


Rodrick Su wrote:

> At 04:05 PM 1/5/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >> If we can have student built satellites built from radio-shack
> >> technology TODAY (A team of which I am an advisor for) with
> >> laser-communications systems onboard communicating with ground
> stations,
> >> rest assured that in 200 years we should _still_ have the technology
> to
> >> put it on a missile! (Which I'll bet is NOT 50 kilometers away and
> moving
> >> at Mach 23+!)
> >>
> >>
> -Probe
> >
> >Except you still have to take into account, at least in Gundam, other
> objects that might
> >cause LOS. Debris, Mobile Suits... Also, ships would be taking
> evasive
> action...
> >
>
> But ships will still be moving much slower than a missle projectile with
> buildin
> self-guidance.
>
> [ Rodrick Su [ ]
> [ rsu@tigana.com [ Life is a work in progress ]

  Yes, but a tight beam laser still needs to focus on one specific point,
and any movement at all will disrupt that.



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