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A Multi-Gate TV Tracker
Author(s): John F. Spalding; William C. Schupp
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Paper Abstract

A new five-gate, automatic acquisition tracker has been constructed for tracking stars and satellites with a standard video signal from either a vidicon or image orthicon. In order to operate at usual video signal-to-noise ratios, the tracker uses line-to-line correlation to reject random noise. The angular resolution of the tracker is one-half of one percent of the field of view down to a signal-to-noise ratio of about two to one. Laboratory data oper-ating with both image orthicons and vidicons will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1971
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0023, Optical Tracking Systems, (18 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953458
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John F. Spalding, Air Force Eastern Test Range (United States)
William C. Schupp, Air Force Eastern Test Range (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0023:
Optical Tracking Systems
J. G. Muhlberger; Ernie D. Miller, Editor(s)

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