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19 November 1980 Wide Dynamic Range Instrument For Measurement Of Laser Spot Position On Stationary And Moving Targets
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Proceedings Volume 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959565
Event: 1980 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1980, Huntsville, United States
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.
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Charles M Crocker Jr. "Wide Dynamic Range Instrument For Measurement Of Laser Spot Position On Stationary And Moving Targets", Proc. SPIE 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques, (19 November 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959565
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