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dc.contributor.advisorHaegel, Nancy M.
dc.contributor.authorTalley, Spencer V.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:03Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:03Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5613
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the triggered individual identification friend or foe (IIFF) patch is to covertly reduce fratricide incidents and provide related remotely triggered marking or signaling capability. This research extended previous work by evaluating solar blind UV light emitting diodes (LEDs). Due to the zero background condition ("solar blind") from 200 to 280 nm, use of a UV source in this 80 nm window can be used to create a triggered IIFF patch that works both day and night. Additionally, due to the strong wavelength dependence for scattering reactions in air, UV light may provide a means to accomplish non line of sight (NLOS) signaling. The goal of this research was to develop a working prototype of a triggered IIFF device that can be seen from a distance of 1 km, either day or night, and explore the possibility of using this device to perform NLOS signaling. Results will be presented demonstrating prototype performance in a field exercise, as well as the device characterization required to define and optimize the prototype design. Device characterization included measurements of LED intensity as a function of driving current and voltage and the determination of LED performance parameters outside the standard operating specifications.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/remotelytriggere109455613
dc.format.extentxvi, 71 p. : some col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFratricideen_US
dc.titleRemotely triggered solar blind signaling using deep ultraviolet (UV) LEDsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHarkins, Richard M.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.identifier.oclc743341643
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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