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