Accession Number : ADD015701

Title :   Secure and Programmable Friendly Target Recognition System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jan 91, patented 13 Apr 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holland, O T ; Seavey, Henry C

Report Date : 13 Apr 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A friendly target recognition system is provided for use in combat zones having friendly and unfriendly target objects residing therein. Transmitting means are mounted on each friendly target object in the combat zone to transmit radiation in the form of coded, short burst data packets according to a particular digital transmission code sequence. A receiving means is mounted on the targeting device that is aimed at one targeted object, The receiving means has a field-of-view that is limited to the one targeted object such that the presence of the transmitted radiation according to the particular digital transmission code sequence is indicative of a friendly target object.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, *PATENTS, PACKETS, RADIATION, RECOGNITION, SEQUENCES, TARGETING, TRANSMITTING, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE