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Radar-optronic tracking experiment for short- and medium-range aerial combat
Author(s): Christian J.C. Ravat; J. Pierre Mestre; Christopher J. Rose; M. Schorter
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Paper Abstract

The association of optronic and radar sensors significantly improves comt'at aircraft potential. After having studied the fusion and estimation algorithms required by this association,Thomson-CSF has set-up a ground experiment in order to evaluate the performance of a combined radar-optronic system in short and medium range aerial combat.A system of this type can be used in association with fire-control systems (gun or missile). The experiment combines a RDM radar, an ATLIS TV tracking pod and will be completed later with an ASPIC IRST. The potential interest of the combined use of radar and optronic is presented with the experimental conditions and the main results obtained

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1478, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45639
Show Author Affiliations
Christian J.C. Ravat, Thomson-CSF (France)
J. Pierre Mestre, Thomson-CSF (France)
Christopher J. Rose, Thomson-CSF (France)
M. Schorter, Thomson-CSF (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1478:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation
Jack F. Wade; Avi Tuchman, Editor(s)

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