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Design and development of an acquisition, tracking, pointing, and fire control system
Author(s): Carey J. Johnson; Robert VanAllen; W. Michael Dimmler; James D. Dillow
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Paper Abstract

The ABL Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing and Fire Control systems functions are described. The key to the design process is a detailed situation that models the controls, algorithms, engagement sequence, mode logic, passive track sensors, active track sensor, plume phenomenology, active return from the target, and the effects of atmosphere. The application of the simulation to the design process is described, including passive track, active track, and kill assessment. Two field tests used to validate the simulation are briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3706, Airborne Laser Advanced Technology II, (3 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356968
Show Author Affiliations
Carey J. Johnson, U.S. Air Force ABL SPO (United States)
Robert VanAllen, SVS R&D Systems, Inc. (United States)
W. Michael Dimmler, SVS R&D Systems, Inc. (United States)
James D. Dillow, SVS R&D Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3706:
Airborne Laser Advanced Technology II
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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