Raytheon Technologies has patented a method and system for coordinating multiple munitions in GPS-denied attacks on ground targets. The technology involves determining relative positions, distance ranges, and forming a constellation for precise navigation to target seeker baskets, ensuring simultaneous arrival. GlobalData’s report on Raytheon Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Method for coordinating munitions in gps denied attack

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Raytheon Technologies Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11971731B2) discloses a method for coordinating a plurality of munitions in a salvo to form a constellation of munitions in a Global Positioning System (GPS) denied attack of ground targets. The method involves determining the relative position and distance range of each munition via a datalink communication system, forming a constellation based on these parameters, assigning target seeker basket coordinates, and navigating each munition to its respective target seeker basket coordinate. The navigation system utilizes Two-Way Timing and Ranging (TRTW) techniques to ensure precise positioning and coordination among the munitions, adjusting flight paths as necessary to ensure simultaneous arrival at the target seeker baskets.

Furthermore, the patent also describes a munition navigation system that implements the method for coordinating munitions in a salvo. This system includes a datalink communication system, a seeker component for recognizing ground targets, and a navigation system that coordinates the flight paths of the munitions. The navigation system determines relative positions, distance ranges, and target seeker basket coordinates for each munition, utilizing TRTW techniques for accurate positioning. It also facilitates communication between munitions to assign ground targets efficiently, maximizing the effectiveness of the salvo. The system is adaptable for various types of munitions, including gun-launched, rocket-propelled, motor-propelled munitions, air-dropped munitions, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, enhancing its versatility and applicability in different scenarios.

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