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Optical Engineering

Three gradient index lens tracker (3GILT)
Author(s): Michael S. Currin; Pierre Schonbaum; Carl E. Halford; Ronald G. Driggers
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Paper Abstract

A novel tracking system is developed and a prototype constructed. The tracker uses three gradient index lenses as a multiaperture vision system (MAVS). The three gradient index lens tracker (3GILT) uses the overlapping field-of-view region of the three lenses for tracking a point source. Thus, no moving parts are required. A single detector is used with each gradient index lens. The three detector signals are analyzed to determine the location of the point source or target. The experimental results agree with the theoretical analysis, indicating that the major performance parameters are identified and understood.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(2) doi: 10.1117/12.188603
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Michael S. Currin, Univ. of Memphis (United States)
Pierre Schonbaum, Univ. of Memphis (United States)
Carl E. Halford, Memphis State Univ. (United States)
Ronald G. Driggers, AMTEC/Federal Electro-Optics (United States)


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