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Optical processing for range and attitude determination
Author(s): Marija Scholl; James W. Scholl
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Paper Abstract

A rugged, miniaturized, optical cross-correlator that recognizes a single object is particularly suitable for performing a single-vision function, such as pattern recognition for semi- autonomous navigation, landing, and docking of vehicles to a pre-designated landing mark. The optical cross-correlator, with a video input from a simple imaging system and the output of the optical correlation plane processed using the standard star tracker software, produces sufficient information for a spacecraft's terminal homing navigation system to complete a docking maneuver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1694, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138135
Show Author Affiliations
Marija Scholl, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James W. Scholl, Alenka Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1694:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II
Sharon S. Welch, Editor(s)

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