Accession Number:

ADD019576

Title:

Air-Delivered Position Marking Device and Method

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 8 Dec 97, patented 14 Sep 99

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An air-deliverable global positioning system GPS position marking device and method involves the operations of providing an air-deliverable GPS position marking device, launching the device into flight through the air to a desired location, arming the device in response to launching the device into flight, firing a detonation mechanism contained in the device when the device is at the desired location after receipt of a magneto-inductive transmission so as to generate a predetermined pressure in an interior chamber of the device that causes ejection of a payload assembly from the interior chamber, initiates inflation of an inflatable flotation body of the payload assemble, and initiates communications between a GPS receiver and transmitter unit in the payload assembly and a remote station to determine the position of the position marking device at the desired location.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE