Accession Number : ADD016331

Title :   An Airborne System for Operation in Conjunction with a Marker Beacon.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 23 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hiltz, Frederick F ; Wilson, Charles E

Report Date : 23 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : An airborne radio system upon receipt of mode and code radio signals from a marker beacon that it is seeking, queries the marker beacon as to its slant range and direction. Upon receipt of information on the slant range and direction the airborne system and/or its operator make a determination whether to initiate a radio signal that would activate a flare on the marker beacon. Upon actuation the flare is usable for visual and infrared homing.

Descriptors :   *MARKERS, *RADIO BEACONS, *RADIO DIRECTION FINDERS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ACTUATION, AIRBORNE, BEACONS, FLARES, HOMING, INFRARED HOMING, RADIO SIGNALS, SLANT RANGE, VISUAL SIGNALS, RANGE FINDING, REMOTE CONTROL

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE