Accession Number : ADD007974

Title :   Active Optical Tracking System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lintell,Robert J ; Campbell,James D

Report Date : 04 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An active optical tracking system for air-to-air type missiles of relatively small dimensions having a pulsed laser transmitter operating through a gimbaled mirror system and a reflection receiving system connected to the guidance and control unit of the missile to direct it to a target is disclosed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical tracking, *Guided missile components, Air to air missiles, Transmitters, Laser beams, Beam steering, Mechanical scanning, Mirrors, Gimbals

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE