Accession Number : ADD018138

Title :   System for Broadcasting Marker Beacon Signals and Processing Responses from Seeking Entities.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Mar 94, patented 7 May 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 07 May 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A target electronic system forms part of a marker beacon. The target system aids in detecting the marker beacon upon deployment. A seeking electronic system for locating the target system may be mounted on an air vehicle, land vehicle, sea vehicle, or backpack. The target system, upon deployment of the marker beacon, sends out signals identifying the marker beacon's use, identity, and direction. The seeking system then responds by querying the target system of its distance. The target system then responds to this query. The seeking system then has the option of sending a signal to have the target system initiate the activation of a flare. The activated flare can then be used for visual and infrared detection.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *TARGET DETECTION, *PATENTS, *BEACONS, INFRARED DETECTION, ACTIVATION, DETECTION, AIRCRAFT, PROCESSING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, TARGETS, RESPONSE, GROUND VEHICLES, MARKERS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, HOMING

Subject Categories : Radar Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE