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Multi-Aperture Sensors For Precision-Guided Munitions
Author(s): N. Huffnagle; J. Ellingboe; R. Lubke; J. Hoschette
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Paper Abstract

A multi-aperture sensor concept has been developed as a solution to the U.S. Army and Air Force's need for a class of low-cost, adequate performance optical sensors capable of generating detection and tracking information for precision-guided munitions. The Honeywell multi-aperture sensor consists of a number of small apertures. Behind each aperture is a low-cost, single-element IR detector. The concept offers a wide field-of-view while maintaining a high resolution center region. The concept is an attractive solution for classes of munitions where low cost is extremely important. A proof-of-principle device has been built and the concept demonstrated in the lab.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0782, Infrared Sensors and Sensor Fusion, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940558
Show Author Affiliations
N. Huffnagle, Honeywell Defense Systems Division (United States)
J. Ellingboe, Honeywell Defense Systems Division (United States)
R. Lubke, Honeywell Defense Systems Division (United States)
J. Hoschette, Honeywell Defense Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0782:
Infrared Sensors and Sensor Fusion
Rudolf G. Buser; Frank B. Warren, Editor(s)

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