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1. WO2016190935 - OPTICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2016/190935
Publication Date 01.12.2016
International Application No. PCT/US2016/019945
International Filing Date 26.02.2016
IPC
G01S 1/70 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
1Beacons or beacon systems transmitting signals having a characteristic or characteristics capable of being detected by non-directional receivers and defining directions, positions, or position lines fixed relatively to the beacon transmitters; Receivers co-operating therewith
70using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
CPC
G01B 11/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
G01S 1/70
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
1Beacons or beacon systems transmitting signals having a characteristic or characteristics capable of being detected by non-directional receivers and defining directions, positions, or position lines fixed relatively to the beacon transmitters; Receivers co-operating therewith
70using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
Applicants
  • RAYTHEON COMPANY [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • GESWENDER, Chris E.
  • GARRETT, David G.
  • CHAPMAN, William L.
  • HEAD, James N.
Agents
  • JOHNSON, Christopher L.
Priority Data
14/698,63128.04.2015US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) OPTICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME DE NAVIGATION OPTIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
Technology for facilitating position determination is disclosed. A satellite with a known location can activate a light source on the satellite operable to emit light. The satellite can emit the light for a defined period of time to enable a receiver to detect the light and determine a geographical location using the light emitted from the satellite.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne une technologie pour faciliter une détermination de position. Un satellite à un emplacement connu peut activer une source de lumière sur le satellite utilisable pour émettre de la lumière. Le satellite peut émettre de la lumière pendant une période de temps définie pour permettre à un récepteur de détecter la lumière et de déterminer un emplacement géographique à l’aide de la lumière émise par le satellite.
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