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Electro-Optic Guidance System Integration As Applied To Missiles
Author(s): G. C. Knight; J. Lopez
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Paper Abstract

The integration of an optical system design into a missile seeker is subject to a wide range of constraints which stem from the hostile physical environment in which a weapon seeker must operate, coupled with the intrinsic demand for the highest integrity in the gyro-optical components. This paper briefly describes the process used to derive principal requirements for a typical electro-optical system and describes, as an example, the design evolution of the Redeye seeker. The design of the optics, its operating principles, and the mutual interaction between optical system and gyroscope characteristics are described. The paper concludes with a summary of advanced EO seekers which have presented similar challenges in terms of optical system integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0103, Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look, (10 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955406
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G. C. Knight, General Dynamics (United States)
J. Lopez, General Dynamics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0103:
Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look
Stanley Refermat, Editor(s)

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