Accession Number : ADD017535

Title :   Flare-Antenna Unit for System in which Flare is Remotely Activated by Radio.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Mar 94, patented 27 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 27 Jun 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A flare-antenna assembly has flare material enclosed in a cylindrical antenna and forms part of a marker beacon. The flare aids in the search for the marker beacon by providing means for both visual and infrared detection. The flare is actuated in response to a specific remote radio signal being received by the antenna. The received signal is decoded by the electronic system within the marker beacon. If the received signal meets the necessary criteria the electronic system generates an electrical signal that detonates a squib embedded in the flare material. The detonation of the squib activates the flare. (KAR) P.1

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *INFRARED FLARES, *RADIO SIGNALS, *REMOTE CONTROL, *SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS, *SIGNAL GENERATION, *CYLINDRICAL ANTENNAS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICITY, VISION, INFRARED RADIATION, DETONATIONS, ELECTRIC PRIMERS, ELECTRIC IGNITERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optical Countermeasures
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE