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Active Angular Tracking With A Photon-Bucket Receiver
Author(s): Jerzy Nowakowski; Victor Simuoli; George Lind
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Paper Abstract

Estimation of the angular position of point objects is considered for an active tracking system consisting of an agile scanning transmitter and a photon-bucket receiver. Bounds on tracking accuracy for an arbitrary scanning pattern and parameters of an optimal pattern in precision tracking are derived. Examples of linear and nonlinear algorithms for position estimation, with accuracies approaching theoretical bounds, are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1111, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.977982
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Jerzy Nowakowski, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Victor Simuoli, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
George Lind, Riverside Research Institute (United States)


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

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