Accession Number : ADD011402

Title :   Dual Mode Radio Frequency-Infrared Frequency System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brumbaugh,C T ; Pittenger,R L ; Klees,R M

Report Date : 16 Oct 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A combined RF/IR system in which a common surface is used the dual modes of radiating and absorbing RF energy and of reflecting and focusing IR energy. The common surface is structured, configured, and used as the slotted array antenna for the RF energy and as the primary mirror of a Cassegrain optical subsystem for the IR energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Homing devices, *Guided missile antennas, *Terminal homing, *Radar homing, *Infrared homing, Cassegrainian optical systems, Antenna arrays, Dual mode, Radiofrequency, Reflection, Functions, Slots, Energy, Mirrors, Focusing, Surfaces, Inventory

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE