Accession Number : AD0164157

Title :   Rapid Deployment Corner Reflector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rabenhorst,David W. ; Darnell,Kenneth E.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes a readily deployable, lightweight radar reflector having a large radar signature. The invention is compactly stowable aboard a carrier vehicle, immediately assuming an erect configuration on ejection from an airborne or surface vehicle. The present reflector is particularly intended to be ejected from aircraft traveling at high speeds, the erection of the reflecting surface being provided by the internal bias of pre-stressed hoops surrounding and supporting the reflecting surface.

Descriptors :   (*Radar corner reflectors, *Patents), Expandable structures, Deployment, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE