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Ultraviolet Target Designator and Methodology

Abstract: 

An ultraviolet target designator and methodology that utilizes ultraviolet radiation from a laser designator to remotely designate targets for various applications. In one embodiment, the ultraviolet laser designator is used to remotely designate a target for insects to fly to so as to collect environmental information. In another embodiment, the ultraviolet laser operates in the solar blind region to remotely designate a target. When used in conjunction with a solar blind camera, the targeting can be performed without detection by infrared or visible detection devices.

Patent Number: 
6,586,745
Date Of Issue: 
07/01/2003
Inventors: 

Ralph H. Hill Jr.;James R. Keys Jr.