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Tracking using magnetic gradiometry enables constant radius orbits around minelike targets
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Paper Abstract

Passive magnetic measurements may be used to determine the azimuth, bearing and range to the target in real time using suitable signal processing without illuminating the target. Collision and even close approach must be avoided for classes of targets such as proximity fuzed mines. This paper describes a simple safety algorithm that monitors data from such a tensor magnetometer system and overrides the normal autopilot to ensure a minimum radius is always maintained from all magnetic targets encountered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5082, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVII, (4 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487451
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Alexander R. Perry, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Sankaran Kumar, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Peter V. Czipott, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5082:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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