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Electro-optical tracking considerations II
Author(s): George A. Downey
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a tutorial on factors affecting the detectability and tracking of targets using visible and IR sensor systems. Topics to be addressed are the effects associated with atmospheric attenuation, sensor system parameters, and target characteristics including reflectivity, size and range. Also considered are servo and optical system characteristics and their effects on tracking system performance. This paper complements a paper presented at Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing III, which addressed the performance and design parameters for electro-optical tracking systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5082, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVII, (4 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487943
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George A. Downey, Electro-Optical Imaging, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5082:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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