Accession Number : ADD004264

Title :   Television Tracking Symbol Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Louie,Anthony C H ; Munn,Robert E

Report Date : 10 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A novel technique is disclosed to provide a simple and economic means of electronically adding visual markers and tracking symbols to a television image. The primary application of this technique is for use in field flight testing of airborne guidance and control systems. The present invention provides for the integration of the real-time dynamic signals, such as seeker guidance signals, platform position signals and target signal strength (acquisition logic) into a composite video signal. These significant signals then are shown as dynamic signals, together with a dynamic target image on a television display. Accordingly, an object of the invention is to provide a novel television tracking symbol generator. Another object of the invention is the provision of a novel television tracking symbol generator system wherein the integration of multiple moving (or tracking) cross-hairs and indicators into a television picture used for the captive flight testing of non-imaging seekers.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Television tracking, *Signal generators, Television display systems, Homing devices, Real time, Symbols, Markers

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE