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Optical Engineering

Active angular tracking with narrow beam illumination
Author(s): Jerzy Nowakowski; Victor R. Simuoli
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Paper Abstract

The estimation of the angular position of an object and the evaluation of image quality are considered for an active tracking system consisting of an agile scanning transmitter and an imaging or nonimaging receiver. We estimate angular positions of point objects and derive bounds on tracking accuracy. We examine the effect of shot noise and illumination beam jitter on angular position estimation and define various quality measures in the context of position estimation. Examples of algorithms for position estimation with accuracies approaching theoretical bounds are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(11) doi: 10.1117/12.148101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 11
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Jerzy Nowakowski, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Victor R. Simuoli, Xybion Corporation (United States)

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