Accession Number : ADD003962

Title :   Laser Target Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mimms,Vernon

Report Date : 03 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The laser target simulator of the invention comprises two point sources of light energy (LEDs) aimed at a section of concave spherical mirror which collimates the light energy and projects it across the full aperture of a laser seeker. One of the point sources of light energy is positioned on the laser seeker boresight at the mirror focal point. The other is positioned in spaced adjacent relationship to it and is rotatable about the laser seeker boresight. A CW light source is positioned coaxially to the boresight point source of light. The simulator also includes light source control circuits that make it possible to test the various operational modes of the laser seeker including tracking rates and accuracies, acquisition logic, laser pulse coding, and false target rejection. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser target designators, *Simulators, Light emitting diodes, Test equipment, Laser tracking, Infrared detectors, Mirrors, Guided missiles

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE