Accession Number : ADD012386

Title :   Electroluminescent (EL) Remotely-Controlled Landing Zone Marker Light System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pieroway,Chesley S ; Blount,Alonzo ; Britton,George L ; Krile,David J

Report Date : 20 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A remotely-controlled lighting system for austere landing zone lighting includes a plurality of light units each having dual electroluminescent light panels, a plurality of remote controllers each having an electrical receiver, and a separate electrical transmitter. The light panel units and remote controllers, attached electrically, may also be attached physically and placed along the sides of a landing zone, while the separate transmitter is located at a remote, covert place, such as a foxhole. The transmitter and receivers of the remote controllers are capable of being preset to respectively transmit and receive a first sequence of coded pulses for turning 'on' the light panel units and a second sequence for turning 'off' the light units. Also, the transmitter may be operated to repeatedly transmit one of the first or second sequence without transmitting the other sequence between one sequence to ensure that all of the light units are either turned on or turned off.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *MARKER LIGHTS, *REMOTE CONTROL, *ELECTROLUMINESCENCE, LANDING LIGHTS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, CONTROL SEQUENCES, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, LANDING FIELDS, CODING, PULSES, RECEIVERS, SEQUENCES, FOXHOLES, LANDING, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, PANELS, TRANSMITTERS

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE