Accession Number : ADD001491

Title :   Automatic Night Search and Rescue System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,Richard Swart

Report Date : 01 Oct 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention involves an automatic means for locating (search and rescue), and enabling surveillance of, articles, and the identification of reference points, particularly on water and at night, in which a laser is used to illuminate available florescent chemicals such as those used for current daylight search and rescue missions, and a detection system employing a florescence detector such as a low light level television camera and a threshold device for providing an alarm when the chemical is detected.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Search and rescue, *Markers, Lasers, Illuminants, Night vision devices, Detectors

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE