Accession Number : AD0780937

Title :   Cueing Designator.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Dec 73-May 74,


Personal Author(s) : Manning,R. J.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The design concept for a laser cueing designator system is described wherein the objective is to arrive at a very low cost laser design which would permit the use of a laser for cueing of targets. The objective is not precise laser designation of tactical targets such as vehicles, but rather the designation of target areas to attacking forces. A laser receiver would provide direction-of-arrival information to the designated target. The final laser design concept resulted in a five pound cueing laser having an estimated unit price of $500 in quantities of 5000; and $1,000 in quantities of 100. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Optical target designators, *Area coverage, *Neodymium lasers, Yttrium aluminum garnet, Glass, Infrared lasers, Q switching, Transmitter receivers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE