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Geographic position enabled weapons launch safety system and method

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A system and method for providing independent weapon launch or release control for an unmanned or autonomous vehicle by ensuring the vehicle is within its weapon launch area using geographic position information from a navigational source such as GPS, comparing the position of the vehicle to the weapon's launch boundaries, and arming or disarming the vehicle's weapon launch capability based on its location relative to the weapon launch area.

Inventors: 
Jacob, Robert
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2013-04-25
Grant Date: 
2014-09-23
Grant time: 
516 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
9
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY