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A class of polarized cavity orientation sensors
Author(s): H. Dhadwal; J. Rastegar; P. Kwok; C. Pereira
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Paper Abstract

A robust onboard full angular orientation sensor solution, based on a polarization scanning reference source and polarized geometrical cavity orientation sensors is presented. The sensor system provides a new non-GPS and non-inertial approach to angle measurements, with several key advantages over other methods, which include traditional phased-array antenna systems and the like. In this novel approach, the angular orientation information is coded into a time dependent pattern, which is insensitive to noise, while making the angle measurement independent of distance from the referencing source. The manuscript presents data from a field deployable system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10195, Unmanned Systems Technology XIX, 101950Z (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262803
Show Author Affiliations
H. Dhadwal, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)
J. Rastegar, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)
P. Kwok, Omnitek Partners, LLC (United States)
C. Pereira, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10195:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIX
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Hoa G. Nguyen, Editor(s)

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