Accession Number : ADD013635

Title :   Space Target with Multi-Spectral Energy Reflectivity.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Dec 85, patented 22 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Matosian, Kenneth R

Report Date : 22 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This document describes a reflecting target device usable in space or on earth in the testing and simulation of weapons and other energy radiating space hardware. The disclosed embodiment includes an icosahedral reentrant cavity structure providing both infrared and radio-radar frequency retroreflective capability through the use of corner reflectors, conductive grid wires and coating layers. Launch-related apparatus are also described.

Descriptors :   *MULTISPECTRAL, *PATENTS, *TARGETS, *RETROREFLECTORS, COATINGS, CORNER REFLECTORS, ENERGY, GRIDS, LAYERS, REFLECTION, REFLECTIVITY, SIMULATION, WEAPONS, WIRE, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE