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Tracking and data collection of smart munitions
Author(s): Joseph L. Stufflebeam; Fred Salvatti
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Paper Abstract

A VME based real-time control system has been developed for use in the testing of smart munition weapons systems. The testing of advanced multimunition systems requires a platform that has not only a robust and stable servo control loop, but also a data collection platform that is capable of acquiring and tagging a wide range of sensory data. The data collection scheme must be able to handle synchronous, asynchronous, and multiframe rate sensor inputs and be capable of handling changing modes of operation in real-time. To meet these requirements, a DSP platform was utilized for the servo control loops, while programmable hardware logic was utilized to allow deterministic strobing of the time and pointing information. Discussions of the imaging requirements for this application, and limitations and uncertainties involved with optical tracking measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2468, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing IX, (26 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210424
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph L. Stufflebeam, Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Co. (United States)
Fred Salvatti, U.S. Army Instrumentation Development Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2468:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing IX
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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