24 September 1987 Multi-Aperture Sensors For Precision-Guided Munitions
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A multi-aperture sensor concept has been developed as a solution to the U.S. Army and Air Force's need for a class of low-cost, adequate performance optical sensors capable of generating detection and tracking information for precision-guided munitions. The Honeywell multi-aperture sensor consists of a number of small apertures. Behind each aperture is a low-cost, single-element IR detector. The concept offers a wide field-of-view while maintaining a high resolution center region. The concept is an attractive solution for classes of munitions where low cost is extremely important. A proof-of-principle device has been built and the concept demonstrated in the lab.
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N. Huffnagle, N. Huffnagle, J. Ellingboe, J. Ellingboe, R. Lubke, R. Lubke, J. Hoschette, J. Hoschette, } "Multi-Aperture Sensors For Precision-Guided Munitions", Proc. SPIE 0782, Infrared Sensors and Sensor Fusion, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940558; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940558
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