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NEA model for implied edge nose tracking algorithms
Author(s): Steven L. Chodos
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Paper Abstract

The noise equivalent angle (NEA) is determined for a class of nose tracking algorithms that determine the leading edge by use of a partial body centroid algorithm. Analytical expressions for the track error and jitter variance are derived for silhouette and two types of intensity weighted centroid processing for a range of nose shapes determined by the parameter (alpha) . Graphical results are presented for triangular, parabolic and rectangle nose shapes. This paper only considers the effects of additive noise. Spatial quantization is not included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2001
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4365, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XV, (21 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438035
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Steven L. Chodos, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4365:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XV
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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