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Optical Sensor And Tracking Present Day Concepts
Author(s): J. L. Schaumann
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Paper Abstract

Present day accumulation of data by range instrumentation is predicated upon the angle of its pointing axis relative to the mis-sile trajectory and its ability to follow the flight of the missile. The general types of flight performance data requires keeping the vehicle within the field of view of various types of photographic, ER sensors, and micro-wave instrumentation. The geographic location of the tracking instrumentation relative to vehicle launch and flight path, vehicle velocity and acceleration, determines how stringent a tracking system is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1971
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0023, Optical Tracking Systems, (18 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953466
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J. L. Schaumann, DBA Systems , Inc. (United States)


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

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