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Estimation of target acquisition and tracking system performance characteristics from aerial imagery
Author(s): C.G. Sadasiva Sarma; S. Venkatagiri Rao; M. S. Badrinarayanan; R. K. Mishra
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Paper Abstract

An experimental airborne target acquisition and tracking system is developed and tested from an aircraft platform. In this paper, assessment and estimation of the system performance characteristics in flight, in regard to (a) detection range and TV sensor resolution, (b) tracking rates (elevation and azimuth) encountered and tracking accuracy achieved, and (c) residual sightline jitter, are presented based on the recorded aerial imagery. The above estimates are made by using trigonometric expressions and details such as flight altitude and speed, sightline orientation, sensor's field-of-view, steering limits, time-on-target, target dimensions and its image fluctuations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2221, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII, (5 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178944
Show Author Affiliations
C.G. Sadasiva Sarma, Aeronautical Development Establishment (India)
S. Venkatagiri Rao, Aeronautical Development Establishment (India)
M. S. Badrinarayanan, Aeronautical Development Establishment (India)
R. K. Mishra, Aeronautical Development Establishment (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2221:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum; Morris M. Birnbaum; George E. Sevaston, Editor(s)

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