Accession Number : ADA119460

Title :   Directed Beam Alignment System Testing Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 78-Jun 79,

Corporate Author : TRW DEFENSE AND SPACE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Gates,Robert F

PDF Url : ADA119460

Report Date : 04 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : A technique has been developed for six-degree-or-freedom coordinate frame alignment between remote battlefield vehicles. It was developed specifically for a High Energy Laser Weapon application which must hand off a target from a radar vehicle to a laser vehicle to milliradian accuracy. Laboratory hardware was used from rooftops in Redondo Beach to validate the concept experimentally. In a field environment, an alignment should take less than 30 sec, work to ranges beyond 3 km, and work in visibilities less than 4 km. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser beams, *Laser weapons, *Alignment, *Military vehicles, High energy, Test methods, Focusing, Laboratory tests, Accuracy, Radar, Experimental data, Targets

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE