Foldable, Pop-Open Corner Reflector Decoy Target Articles.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A novel foldable and essentially self-opening, light weight, multi-panel device which preferably is primarily useful as a collapsible, expendable or retrievable and reusable reflector type military decoy target, capable of reflecting microwaves, millimeter waves and light waves. Its ability to be folded relatively flat minimizes storage space requirements, thus allowing for many more units to be carried by troops in the field. With a spring-loaded pop-open character and capability of being constructed in several different forms or shapes, it has a unique essentially self-opening, self-orienting ability which facilitiates a quick, easy and nearly automatic deployment. Functioning as a corner type reflector decoy, it reflects much more of the source-generated energy waves back to the source than would a normal size non-reflective article, irrespective of its deployed orientation relative to the source thereby deceiving the enemy into thinking that there is a large object such as a tank or truck in that area.
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