23 December 1980 Development Of Microwave Radiometric (MICRAD) Terrain-Sensing Guidance In The Navy
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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.
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R. P. Moore, R. P. Moore, J. O. Hooper, J. O. Hooper, C. A. Hawthorne, C. A. Hawthorne, J. B. Seybold, J. B. Seybold, } "Development Of Microwave Radiometric (MICRAD) Terrain-Sensing Guidance In The Navy", Proc. SPIE 0238, Image Processing for Missile Guidance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959133; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959133
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