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Spherical sensor configurations
Author(s): Ryan Riel; Adam Calihman; David Thomson; Nicholas Jentzsch; Matt Eames
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Paper Abstract

Lucid Dimensions is developing Spherical Sensor Configurations (SSC) for detecting and tracking signals in three dimensions. The Spherical Sensor Configurations offer distinct advantages over contemporary imaging systems, significantly enhancing three-dimensional (3D) situational awareness. Sensor systems utilizing a spherical geometry as a foundation can be designed for a variety of applications. A singular ring of sensors provides a basic device that can monitor sources in a 2 dimensional plane. These systems calculate extremely accurate angular directions to signal sources. More sophisticated systems with full spherical sensor placement are being designed for monitoring multiple targets in any spatial orientation. Information generated from these systems can be integrated with contemporary imaging systems for further target identification. Full spherical SSC systems offer a 4 Pi steradian Field of Regard (FOR) for complete situational awareness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 694019 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778274
Show Author Affiliations
Ryan Riel, Lucid Dimensions (United States)
Adam Calihman, Lucid Dimensions (United States)
David Thomson, Lucid Dimensions (United States)
Nicholas Jentzsch, Lucid Dimensions (United States)
Matt Eames, Lucid Dimensions (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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