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Wide Dynamic Range Instrument For Measurement Of Laser Spot Position On Stationary And Moving Targets
Author(s): Charles M Crocker Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Electro-Optical Systems, Test and Evaluation Directorate, USAMICOM, is currently involved in the Battlefield Obscurants Program evaluating laser designator and missile seeker systems when exposed to realistic battlefield conditions. Instrumentation was needed to provide information as to the position of the centroid of the laser spot after it had been attenuated and distorted as a result of those battlefield conditions. Current methods utilizing silicon vidicon cameras were not adequate due to the requirements of sensitivity and dynamic range comparable with the missile seeker performance parameters. This paper presents the technique, hardware development and software development, of a real-time, non-imaging, laser spot centroid tracker against both stationary and moving targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques, (19 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959565
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Charles M Crocker Jr., U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0255:
Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques
Robert L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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