Accession Number : AD0781716

Title :   Design, Construction and Evaluation of a Laser Range Light.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Arecchi, A. V. ; Pietraszewski, D. J.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A full-size breadboard model of a laser range light was built and installed in the St. Mary's River south of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The system was evaluated for its potential as an operational aid to marine navigation. The beam from the laser was aimed horizontally over the water. The light scattered by particles in the air formed a beam, or range line, in the sky which could be followed by a mariner. The operating characteristics of this system are presented and design problems are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BEACON LIGHTS, LASER BEAMS, ARGON LASERS, BEACONS, NAVIGATION, LASERS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE