Accession Number : ADD003519

Title :   High Energy Laser Pointing and Tracking System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Novah,Stanley J

Report Date : 25 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A laser pointing and tracking system that provides precision pointing of laser beams from both stationary and moving platforms, to both stationary and moving targets including a three gimbal, on gimbal telescope, inertial stabilization sub-system, an autoalignment subsystem, a tracking sensor and autoboresight subsystem, the system functions utilizing coaxial laser-optical beams, and a series of mirrors to detect differences in direction of the beam and reflect optical information to a receiver which controls servo systems that correct for errors in alignment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Laser tracking, *Aiming, Laser beams, Moving targets, Telescopes, Alignment, Boresighting, Mirrors, Errors

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE