Accession Number : ADD017519

Title :   Marker Beacon Case.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Mar 94, patented 21 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 21 Feb 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A multifunctional case that is suitable for storing. carrying or launching a marker beacon. The launching could be in a dense jungle to place the marker beacon atop tree branches to make it visible from the air, or the case may be adapted for a launching at sea. The case has a triggering mechanism for launching the marker beacon. It has alignment means that comprises a first alignment position for inhibiting a launch when storing or carrying the marker beacon within the case. The alignment means has a second position for placing the marker beacon in position to be launched. The launching takes place upon activation of a triggering mechanism that forms part of the case.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BEACONS, DENSITY, ACTIVATION, ALIGNMENT, LAUNCHING, JUNGLES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE