Accession Number : ADD017730

Title :   Launcher Tube Deployed Marker Beacon Including Settlement Atop Foliage Feature.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Mar 94, patented 29 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : AIR DEFENSE COMMAND FORECAST CENTER COLORADO SPRINGS CO

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

Report Date : 29 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A marker beacon deployable by being launched through overhead foliage is capable of landing atop and settling on the foliage for visual and infrared detection. A tether limits the flight range of the beacon and operates a switch to the electronic portion of the device to initiate radio signalling. The radio information assists in initial detection of the beacon by a seeking craft. Received signals from the seeking craft activate a flare stored within the beacon unit to further assist in locating the beacon. The beacon is also deployable by launch at sea, and by both place-and-leave and hand-held means on land and sea. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MARKERS, *INFRARED HOMING, *PATENTS, *INFRARED BEACONS, INFRARED DETECTION, DEPLOYMENT, DETECTION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, HAND HELD, FOLIAGE, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, VISUAL SURVEILLANCE, TETHERING

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE