Accession Number : ADD006330

Title :   Laser Optical Lever Adjunct.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Howell,Thomas H

Report Date : 31 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses a system and apparatus for accurate measurement of a rocket's attitude that includes a laser source placed downrange and pointed towards the rocket with a diverging beam. The beam will be intercepted by a mirror on the rocket's ogive, and the reflected beam will then be presented on a vertical target. A detector assembly positioned behind the vertical target plane detects the centroid of the reflected energy and provides an analog output signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser tracking, *Position finding, Attitude(Inclination), Mirrors, Laser beams, Reflection, Remote systems, Launching

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE