Accession Number : ADD011013

Title :   Lightweight Optical Jammer System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hefley,R M ; Tomren,D R ; Jacoby,J L

Report Date : 27 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This abstract describes a lightweight (i.e., less than 50 kg) optical jammer system for use with a satellite in earth orbit. The jammer system is mounted on the satellite and produces an obfuscating programmable signature of concentrated sunlight which is modulated and directed to earth. A potential enemy observer on earth is thereby prevented from ascertaining the general mission of the satellite, because the known reflected sunlight signature o the satellite is masked.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical jamming, Satellite tracking systems, Earth orbits, Optical signatures, Sunlight, Solar collectors, Programmed instruction, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Optical Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE