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CCD Sensor Array And Microprocessor Application To Military Missile Tracking
Author(s): James L. Riedl
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Paper Abstract

Heretofore, production military missile trackers relied on opto-electroic systems which tracked the target as a point source. With the advent of charge-coupled technology sensor arrays and fast micro-processors, military missile trackers will be able to track imaged targets. Imaged targets contain a multifold increase in information content. To utilize this information content in real time during a tracking scenario, fast microprocessors solve tracking, countermeasures, predictive tracking, image correlation, windowing, and adaptive thresholding. The objective is to develop cheap strap-down missile trackers devoid of gimbals, gyros, and sundry hardware. This paper describes research to date on this objective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0095, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II, (15 November 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955169
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James L. Riedl, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0095:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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