Accession Number : ADD003259

Title :   Laser Defense and Countermeasure System for Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Milling,Robert W

Report Date : 19 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a passive defense and countermeasure apparatus for an aircraft having a second skin formed as a retroreflector. The retroreflecting elements are formed in a thin sheet of bright structural aluminum. The retroreflecting sheet is secured to the stringers between the bulkheads in the fuselage. The retroreflective sheets form part of the exterior load carrying structure of the aircraft.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft defense systems, *Retroreflectors, *Patents, Laser weapons, Countermeasures, Airframes, Skin(Structural)

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE