Accession Number : ADD015665

Title :   Radiation Selective System for Target Range and Imaging Readout.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 May 92, patented 3 Nov 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Maccabee, Bruce

Report Date : 03 Nov 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Optical radiation is propagated through an attenuating medium to a target from which it is reflected and picked up by an echo receiver system to provide ranging and imaging data during one mode of operation. The optical radiation is transformed into acoustical pulse energy alternatively radiated to and reflected from the target in another mode of operation. The operational mode is selected so as to optimize the data extracted from the echo receiver system under different conditions affecting receiver reception.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL TRACKING, *ACOUSTIC TRACKING, *TARGET DETECTION, ENERGY, PULSES, RADIATION, RECEIVERS, RECEPTION, TARGET ECHOES, UNDERWATER TARGETS, PATENTS, ACOUSTIC ATTENUATION

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE