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Nonimaging determination of target orientation via steered laser boresight
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Paper Abstract

In recent papers, the authors have described a non-imaging technique for estimating the shape of remotely illuminated objects. The approach for non-imaging target shape estimation and orientation is model-based. In the absence of pointing errors common to strategic systems, a raster scan by the transmitter would produce the convolution of the expected far-field pattern with the object, providing a starting point for distinguishing targets. The referenced papers show that it is possible to distinguish certain target shapes using a statistical confidence approach based on previous work by the authors. This paper describes a set of shape and orientation χ2 estimation models for several specific targets, pointing jitters and steered boresight angle. Far-field pattern full-widths-at-half maximum comparable to those used in recent field experiments are employed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4884, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems V, (20 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462450
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Susan M. Chandler, Nukove Scientific Consulting, LLC (United States)
Gordon W. Lukesh, Nukove Scientific Consulting, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4884:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems V
Anton Kohnle; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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