The 71-ft long Peacekeeper missile is a four-stage ICBM whose reentry stage is able to deliver ten MK 21 reentry vehicles to as many different targets. Peacekeeper is noted to be the recipient of complex new test systems. Of these, the Inflight Safety System (IFSS) is also pertinent to the modernization of Minuteman III and the development tests of the U.S. Air Force's new, small ICBM. The Peacekeeper IFSS uses a multiplex net to sample data from 1056 analog inputs, 154 discrete inputs, and four serial digital inputs operating in the 1.6 MB/sec range. Data sampling is approximately 30,000/sec. Attention is given to the role of the IFSS's Test Operations Control Center, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
- Pub Date:
- November 1984
- Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles;
- Missile Components;
- Flight Safety;
- Missile Tests;
- Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking