Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Autonomous Target Handoff From An Airborne Sensor To A Missile Seeker
Author(s): Leo E. Kossa; Glenn E. Tisdale
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The need for handoff capability arises when a target is acquired with an aircraft sensor (such as forward looking infrared (FLIR)) and it is desired to transfer the target position data to a second imaging sensor associated with an on-board missile, or possibly an-other aircraft. Westinghouse has developed scene-matching algorithms which can accomplish this task. The autonomous handoff problem places several demands on the scene-matching algorithm. For reasons of survivability and successful attack, target transfer should be accomplished within a fraction of a second. For tracking purposes a precision of less than one pixel (TV line) is required. Because of the boresight alignment characteristics of the two sensors, handoff must be possible if the initial misregistration of the two sensor fields of view is as much as half of the second sensor field of view (FOV). A laboratory demonstration of han•off capability has been implemented by Westinghouse as a result of an Army problem. The paper will describe the handoff algorithms, the test procedure, and the results achieved to date.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles, (24 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958542
Show Author Affiliations
Leo E. Kossa, Westinghouse Systems Development Division (United States)
Glenn E. Tisdale, Westinghouse Systems Development Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0219:
Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles
Ronald N. Hubbard, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top