Accession Number : ADD016545

Title :   Credential Tracking System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Jan 93, patented 20 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Longas, Socrates A ; Leverance, Robert A

Report Date : 20 Sep 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A microwave carrier signal emitted from a tracker unit is amplitude modulated periodically at different preset modulation frequencies during spaced intervals between established time slots. The carrier signal is detected by differently coded credential units within a reception zone whereby such signal is demodulated at the different modulating frequencies to produce reply signals at one of several different code frequencies during one of the time slots dependent on the credential unit coding. The reply signals are detected by the tracker unit during narrowed reception windows within the time slots. Such reply signals are decoded within separate frequency channels corresponding to the code frequencies thereof to extract signal data processed to indicate entry, departure and status of the credential units relative to the reception zone.

Descriptors :   *CODING, *PATENTS, *FREQUENCY MODULATORS, *IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, *ELECTRONIC SECURITY, AMPLITUDE, CHANNELS, FREQUENCY, INTERVALS, MICROWAVES, MODULATION, SIGNALS, OPTICAL PROCESSING, COMPUTERS, CARDS, TRACKING, SIGNAL PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE