Accession Number:

ADA091118

Title:

Concealed Origin Optical Locating System (COOLS).

Descriptive Note:

Test rept. Dec 77-Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes a demonstration test of a FLIR-compatible helicopter landing aid conducted at the Naval Weapons Center NWC in FY 1978. The system is a means by which the secure landing of helicopters can be accomplished in adverse visibility conditions. For this test, a night vision sensor FLIR was mounted with a CO2 laser illuminator on a UH-1N helicopter. The FLIR image was annotated with range to the landing site and closing rate data provided by a separate airborne electro-optical rangefinder. The landing site was equipped with a portable FLIR beacon PFB for long-range greater than 3 kilometer homing and a retroreflector array for landing site identification during short-range less than 1.5 kilometer approach and landing. Data were recorded in the aircraft and a video tape showing the results of testing the various elements of the system was generated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE