LASER CENTERLINE LOCALIZER FOR CV AND CVN FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$270,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3998
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Humbug Mountain Research Labor
Po Box 1380, Duarte, CA, 91010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Alan A Vetter
(818) 359-4483
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LASER CENTERLINE LOCALIZER TECHNIQUE (LCL) USES A SERIES OF LOW POWER, BUT HIGHLY VISIBLE LASER BEAMS TO ILLUMINATE APPROACH CORRIDORS FOR CV AND CVN FLIGHT OPERATIONS. BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE ABILITY TO PRECISELY SHAPE AND DIRECT VISIBLE LASER BEAMS, AND BY ENCODING THE ILLUMINATED PATHS USING COLOR AND TEMPORAL FREQUENCY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DIRECT VISUAL SIGNALS TO THE PILOT THAT INDICATE DEVIATIONS FROM THE CENTERLINE APPROACH. THIS SYSTEM PROVIDES A POSITIVE ON COURSE SIGNAL AND WELL AS THE DEGREE OF DEVIATION FROM THE PROPER APPROACH. BY USING THIS SYSTEM, THE PILOT WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED VISUAL CUES, PARTICULARLY AT NIGHT AND IN MARGINAL WEATHER, TO AID IN THE SAFE RECOVERY OF THE AIRCRAFT. THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM IS DIRECTED AT PROVING THE VIABILITY OF THE LCL CONCEPT AND PROVIDING VISIBILITY DATA FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF AN LCL SYSTEM DESIGN.

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