Accession Number : ADD017702

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

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Mar 94, patented 15 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 15 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

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 :   *LANDING AIDS, *PATENTS, *INTERROGATOR TRANSMITTERS, AIRBORNE, CODING, MARKERS, VISION, INTERROGATION, AVIATION SAFETY, RADIO SIGNALS, SLANT RANGE, FLARES

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE