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Dragonfly directional sensor
Author(s): Joseph M. Geary; Lisa Blackwell; Timothy C. Edwards; Michael Dargie

Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the concept and hardware development of an all fiber-based, solid state, coherent array directional sensor that can locate and track bright objects against a darker background. This sensor is not an imager. It relies on the inherent structure of the global fiber distribution. Methods for characterizing and calibrating hardware embodiments are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(2) 024403 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.2.024403
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph M. Geary, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Lisa Blackwell, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Timothy C. Edwards, U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Ctr. (United States)
Michael Dargie, SCHOTT North America, Inc. (United States)

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