Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. has filed a patent for a targeting receiver system that uses beam emitters to generate coherent beams directed towards a target. The system collects and filters reflected radiation to determine the intensity of composite beams on the target, with a module distinguishing components based on their signature. GlobalData’s report on Rafael Advanced Defense Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Targeting system with beam emitters and radiation intensity measurement

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240012113A1) describes a system that includes multiple beam emitting subsystems generating coherent beams directed towards a target area to combine as a composite output beam. The system features a telescope arrangement collecting radiation reflected from the target, a spatial filtering configuration, and a radiation distinguishing module to analyze the reflected radiation components. Each beam emitting subsystem includes beam generating and directing arrangements, with reflected radiation components having different wavelengths distinguished by an optics arrangement and detector. The system also includes adjustable phase modulators, encoding modules, and a control subsystem for adjusting beam parameters based on reflected radiation intensity.

Furthermore, the patent details a control subsystem associated with receivers in a system with multiple beam emitting subsystems, each generating coherent beams towards a target area. The receivers collect and filter reflected radiation, distinguishing intensity parameters of reflected radiation components. The control subsystem selects a receiver based on target resolution estimates and adjusts beam parameters accordingly. Additionally, a method outlined in the patent involves transmitting composite output beams, collecting and filtering reflected radiation, and distinguishing intensity parameters of reflected radiation components. The system's innovative design and functionality aim to enhance target imaging and radiation analysis capabilities.

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