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Electro-Optical Tracking Systems Considerations
Author(s): George Downey; Larry Stockum
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Paper Abstract

This tutorial paper discusses the performance requirements and design parameters for Electro-Optical Tracking Systems. Descriptions of tracking systems for range instrumentation are discussed. The relationships between the performance requirements, target characteristics and the system optical sensors, tracking algorithms, pedestal dynamics, servo control loops, and ancillary equipment are examined. The design considerations related to the operator interfaces are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1111, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.977971
Show Author Affiliations
George Downey, DBA Systems, Inc. (United States)
Larry Stockum, Battelle (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1111:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III
Sankaran Gowrinathan, Editor(s)

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