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Interceptor seeker simulation including seeker design and track algorithms
Author(s): Walter F. Kailey
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Paper Abstract

The design of an imaging electro-optical seeker for a hit-to-kill, missile using autonomous on- board guidance is discussed. A high fidelity electro-optical seeker simulation developed at Ball Aerospace has been used to study the performance of various track algorithms as a function of seeker and sensor design parameters. Methods of accurately simulating seeker performance without sacrificing computational efficiency are shown. Optimum point spread function and track algorithm selection as a function of signal to noise are derived. The effect of sensor performance parameters such as gain nonuniformity and operability is quantified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1697, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VI, (25 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138182
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Walter F. Kailey, Ball Electro-Optics and Cryogenics Div. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1697:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VI
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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