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Novel illumination architectures based on nonimaging optics for low visual ground signature rapid deployment aircraft landing director
Author(s): Lonnie Lindsey; Gajendra D. Savant; Tomasz P. Jannson
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Paper Abstract

Traditional methods of marking aircraft landing zones during combat deployment operations range from simple reflective panels and colored smoke to the more elaborate strobe lighting systems and active radio frequency transceivers. Downed pilots, pathfinders, and special operations personnel are in jeopardy of detection by unfriendly ground forces, active location/direction devices act as beacons to foes as well as friends. Even passive devices can have unacceptable detection profiles. A highly directional fiber optic-based miniaturized landing director minimizes the more undesirable consequences of high profile directional devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397754
Show Author Affiliations
Lonnie Lindsey, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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