Accession Number : ADD018051

Title :   Audio Information Apparatus for Providing Position Information.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Nov 94, patented 27 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Buchwitz, Guy R ; Muskat, David H

Report Date : 27 Feb 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An audio information apparatus for providing position information as to the location of a target comprising a global positioning system receiver affixed to the target for generating a string of fifty ASCII characters representing the latitude and longitude spherical coordinates of the target. The fifty ASCII characters are supplied to a microprocessor which converts a predetermined number of the fifty characters to a plurality of a four bit addresses. The four bit addresses are supplied to a digital voice module which generates an analog audio voice signal in response to the four bit addresses. The analog audio voice signal which represents the location of the global positioning system receiver is supplied to a speaker. The speaker then broadcast the exact location of the global positioning system receiver. The analog audio voice signal is also supplied to a transmitter for transmission of the signal to a ground station.

Descriptors :   *POSITION(LOCATION), *ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, *TARGET DETECTION, *ANALOG SIGNALS, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *PATENTS, *LOCATORS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MICROPROCESSORS, TRANSMITTANCE, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, RECEIVERS, SOUND, GROUND STATIONS, LATITUDE

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE