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A Parametric Study of IR and UV Optical Designs for Neutral Particle Beam (NPB) Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing (ATP) Applications
Author(s): Gary W. Wilkerson; S. K. Pitalo
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Paper Abstract

Several optical configurations were investigated for acquisition, tracking, and pointing (ATP) systems. These configurations were to be employed for ATPing targets that were to be interrogated by neutral particle beams (NPBs). NPBs delineate real targets from replica or false targets. This particular optical design investigation was for the NPB Concepts and Requirements Definitions Study (CARDS). The proposed NPB CARDS ATP consisted "of a coarse and a precision-passive IR acquisition and tracking sensor coupled to a precision-active UV tracker that referenced boresight, range, and target motion to an NPB-pointing control system."1

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1990
PDF: 30 pages
Proc. SPIE 1157, Infrared Technology XV, (8 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.978620
Show Author Affiliations
Gary W. Wilkerson, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
S. K. Pitalo, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1157:
Infrared Technology XV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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