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Optical Engineering

Optimizing the scanning procedure of search and track systems
Author(s): Zeev Zalevsky
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Paper Abstract

We present an illustrative approach for significant simplification in the complexity of optimizing the scanning procedure of search and track systems. The optimization is done following a new phase space chart that is introduced and according to such parameters as probability of detection and false alarm rate. We compare two types of scanning of field of regard: continuous scan (push broom scan) and jump-scan (whisk broom scan). However, the presented approach enables more comprehensive investigation of any general scanning procedure of the search and track system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(5) 056401 doi: 10.1117/1.2927454
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 5
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Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)


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