Accession Number : ADD013507

Title :   Semiconductor Laser Alignment Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 May 80, patented 4 Aug 81,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Bon F

Report Date : 04 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A semiconductor laser alignment device for aiming a laser light beam, broadcast by a weapon, along an optical light path such that the laser light beam is in alignment with the aiming direction of the weapon at a target which is located a predetermined distance from the weapon. The semiconductor laser alignment device comprises a tubular housing attached to the barrel of the weapon, a laser diode located within the tubular housing for broadcasting the laser light beam, and a projecting lens for collimating the laser light beam broadcast by the laser diode. Zeroing means connected to the laser diode positions the laser diode such that the laser light beam broadcast by the laser diode is in alignment with the line of sight of the weapon.

Descriptors :   *AIMING, *ALIGNMENT, *LASER BEAMS, *LASERS, *PATENTS, HOUSINGS, LIGHT, OPTICS, PATHS, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, HAND HELD, LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW COSTS, ACCURACY, LINE OF SIGHT

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE