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Acquisition, tracking, and pointing system for self-protection applications
Author(s): Steven J. Hammer; Larry A. Stockum; Douglas E. Chesser; John E. Miller
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Paper Abstract

A state-of-the-art acquisition/tracking/positioning (ATP) system for vehicle protection and area defense application is presently being developed. The ATP system, referred to as the high performance laser fire control system, has been designed to automatically acquire, track, rangefind and designate top attack weapons, such as mortars and artillery, as well as line-of-sight type weapons, such as anti-tank guided missiles and anti-tank projectiles. The ATP mission scenario requires full hemispherical coverage, extremely high acceleration capabilities, precision stabilization, and precision pointing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3365, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII, (30 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317517
Show Author Affiliations
Steven J. Hammer, Boeing North American (United States)
Larry A. Stockum, Boeing North American (United States)
Douglas E. Chesser, Boeing North American (United States)
John E. Miller, Boeing North American (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3365:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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