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Detection and Location of Radio Frequency Weapons from High Altitude Glider System

Abstract: 

A method and system for detecting and locating RF weapons being used against aircraft. Large geographic regions may be defended by equipping a constellation of high-altitude airborne platforms with RF detectors, GPS receivers and a communications unit. The communications unit downlinks data indicating an RF weapon pulse and associated time and location data. From this data, a ground station performs a time difference of arrival (TDOA) location fix of the RF weapon.

Patent Number: 
7,948,426
Date Of Issue: 
05/24/2011
Inventors: 

Alfred E. Pevler; Donald R. Van Rheeden; Le Moey Wiebush Jr.