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Imaging autotracker technology for guided missile systems
Author(s): Ricky Keith Hammon; Monte Keith Helton
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Paper Abstract

Imaging autotracker technology is an area vital to numerous current and future Army programs. As advancements in infrared detector technology provide sensors with higher resolution and increased sensitivity, parallel advancements in target tracker technology will be required in order to achieve full benefit from these new generation devices. Key technical areas being researched include algorithms for terminal aim point selection, automatic reacquisition of low signature targets in high clutter, and continuous tracking of intermittently or partially obscured targets in dirty battlefield conditions. Research on improved tracking processors and devices for real-time algorithm implementation is being done in conjunction with the algorithm studies. This paper presents an overview of this work with particular emphasis on terminal homing autotracker technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1482, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45702
Show Author Affiliations
Ricky Keith Hammon, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Monte Keith Helton, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1482:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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