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Development Of Microwave Radiometric (MICRAD) Terrain-Sensing Guidance In The Navy
Author(s): R. P. Moore; J. O. Hooper; C. A. Hawthorne; J. B. Seybold
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Navy has expended considerable effort on the development of microwave radiometric (MICRAD) terrain-sensing guidance. Early developments utilized continuous map-matching and in some cases man-in-the-loop techniques to accomplish guidance. Techniques from radar correlators and other terrain-sensing guidance systems were incorporated. The development proceeded from the early, analog, map-matching systems to the current digital update systems. This paper outlines the development of MICRAD terrain-sensing guidance by the Navy. It describes the origins of the concept, its early laboratory implementations, history of flight tests, and current status.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0238, Image Processing for Missile Guidance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959133
Show Author Affiliations
R. P. Moore, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
J. O. Hooper, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
C. A. Hawthorne, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
J. B. Seybold, Naval Weapons Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0238:
Image Processing for Missile Guidance
Thomas F. Wiener, Editor(s)

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