Accession Number : ADD006690

Title :   Electrooptical Projectile Analyzer.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bates ,Jack ; Bailey,Theodore

Report Date : 16 Aug 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A device for determining the velocity, trajectory and attitude of a projectile. Light beams from two perpendicular linear arrays of light emitters are incident upon corresponding linear photodetector arrays. Each light beam in the linear arrays includes an individualized characteristic to permit unique identification of each beam. Trajectory and velocity parameters are determined by identifying which detectors have an interrupted light beam and from the time interval between actuation of the arrays. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Photodetectors, Projectile trajectories, Electrooptics, Fiber optics, Linear arrays, Light, Exterior ballistics

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE