Accession Number : ADD002921
Title : Unitary Laser/IR Seeker.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Andressen,Clarence C
Report Date : 27 Jul 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The object of the present invention is accomplished by the use of a gyro-stabilized, rotating, spectral filter which is wedge-shaped to enable incoming IR and L energy to be focused at different points separated from one another and to be focused at different points in a combined IR and L seeker so that the different types of energy can be separately detected. Another object of the invention is to reduce the room required by target-seeking systems when IR and L systems are to be employed simultaneously at any location. The seekers of an IR and L target-seeking system are combined into a single unit.
Descriptors : *Laser guidance, *Infrared detectors, *Homing devices, *Patents, Infrared tracking, Gyroscopes, Optical lenses, Guided missiles, Optical filters
Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE