Accession Number:

ADD005368

Title:

An Autopointing Laser System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This document describes an autopointing laser system utilized in the tracking andor detection of objects having a stationary flat reflector, a pair of parabolic reflectors, and a telescope reflector, all in optical alignment with each other. When the telescope reflector is also in optical alignment with the object to be tracked andor detected these elements combine to act as the optical resonator of the laser system. As a result of the above arrangement, the lasing medium located between the pair of parabolic reflectors will continue to oscillate as long as the object remains in the field of view of the telescope reflector thereby providing an automatic tracking operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE